I am in the process of building a kitchen for a client. The cabinets will be constructed of natural cherry along with a maple island, sinkbase, window seat which will be sprayed in a deep blue poly. The window seat and the island will have 1-1/2" thick solid cherry tops and the island will have a pair of turned legs to support the eating area. The top is going to be 56"w x 80" long with breadboard ends. I will post more pics as the project develops.
(pay no attention to the disorganization of my shop. It is tiny and I dont have nearly enough storage so things tend to rotate to unused spaces)