The materials set us back about $500 and we took full advantage of some July 4th sales for the cabinets which made up about 70% of the cost. The countertop was purchased at a wholesale supplier who kept a stock of 12′ long slabs (~$100) as well as shorter pieces. You are probably scratching your head about the two 1x4x12 wood slats and we were too; you need them to lay across the the top of the cabinets so you can screw the countertop to them. Now that all the materials are assembled lets get started!
When its all said and done, you have a nice space to do work AND a happy Megan! Bonus!