Test-fit of our current dining room table. This will serve as our dining and work area.
The table leaves sufficient room for seating for two, using either our existing kitchen chairs or task/swivel chairs...and it's free. :)
Between the stove and sink/counter unit is our home-made Poplar butcher block. We treated it with a healthy dose of mineral oil and sealed it with a concoction of beeswax (1/2 tsp) and mineral oil (1 cup).