Great idea on the countertop. I don't need much, that's for sure. Would put up with a lot more abuse than wood. Maybe a granite like finish would be interesting..
For stoves, are we all talking about this one? Steveston Marine: marine, boating, and fishing supplies
That's pricey.. seems to have very high reviews though.
Excellent suggestions, this is really helping a lot. I'm still on the fence here and there but at least it's coming together a bit.