Beautiful Mexican tile island and prep table. Tile conserves resources, ie hardwoods to make butcher block top, or marble to make top. One layer of inch marine plywood bonded to one layer of cement board to make a solid base for the tile.
Add-Ons: Open Shelves When you want cookbooks close at hand, provide shelves at least 10 inches deep and 12 inches high, or size them to your biggest books. An attached bookcase can add 20 percent to the island's cost.
Built-in bookcase for cookbooks! I just want built in bookcases in every room for books! I'll carry a book from one room to another and have a dedicated shelf for my current read. Although, having dedicated space for cookbooks is smart, too.