Kitchen Island A birthday present for my wife. This island is 50" x 22" and is 1 1/2" thick. The top is a lamination of Purpleheart, Maple, Walnut, and Mahogany finished with a coat of Waterlox Original Marine Sealer followed with two coats of Waterlox Marine Gloss Sheen . The shelves are Alder, stained with Old Master Dark Walnut Wiping Stain. The frame is Poplar with standard Behr latex paint.