The island, now with a new limestone counter, was a built-in workbench in the mechanic's shop. It boasted a nice aged patina, but it was so damaged with motor-oil residue and burn marks from soldering guns that it needed a new top. And, at 20 feet long, it was so large that to fit it into the new kitchen, carpenters had to cut it down to 11 feet in length and to counter height, then alter the drawers to accommodate two sinks.
Tall pantry cabinets were also salvaged from the workshop, where they were lockers. The new copper lighting fixtures were acid-washed to give them an aged patina.