If you are looking for a great way to stretch your budget in a kitchen remodel without sacrificing storage and personality, this IKEA hack just might be the solution for you!
Wooden counter top out of stain-grade wood planks that were laminated together (similar to butcher block). We framed out the board with 1 x 3 wood pieces to create a very thick looking counter. Everything is stained in Dark Walnut, like the hutch.
we purchased two separate pieces of butcher block from Lumber Liquidators, each 25″ x 8′. After cutting them to size at 25″ x 6’2″ (make sure you have a sharp blade, the butcher block is very dense) we drilled pilot holes on an angle from beneath the countertop with a 3/16 inch counter-sink bit. To combine the two pieces we used several 3-inch wood screws to secure a nearly seamless countertop.