We finally got fed up enough with using a 2x4 as a 'table' in the kitchen that we made a temporary bar top. We will eventually pull together some kind of beautiful permanent solution...but for now this works. And it only cost $10!
We bought a cheap piece of wood that is rough but has the same basic character our dining table has. Then we stained it with our floor stain so it's nice and dark.
I like the wood top, but I'm torn between wanting to get a permanent (and wider) wood top or going with a stainless steel top. What do you think? Wood or stainless?