Remodeling a house and want an island that will function as both a kitchen island and big kitchen table. Would love to know how I could make a really incredible wood counter/table top for it that either is or looks like walnut or zebra wood. I want it to look beautiful and dark but also have some varigation in color and look rustic.
I know very little about wood or woodworking and seem to be getting lame advice from the likes of home depot staff, etc.
I would appreciate any information and advice. I am in salt lake city and on a budget. Any thoughts, pictures, recommendations appreciated.
Also could use some objective advice on flooring and other wood elements I want in my home.