Looking aft, driver's side.
Note the homemade butcher block between the counter/sink unit and the stove.
We used 1" x 6" poplar, cut into 1 3/4" inch sections. Those sections were then stood on-end, staggered and glued with Titebond II wood glue (FDA approved for indirect food contact). The clamping process left a lot of glue exposed on the surface, so we utilized the services of a local woodworking shop -- Guida Woodworks, Inc. (map) -- they ran it through a jointer and left us with only a bit of sanding to finish the job.