I've been using pistons as counters w/ counter tops. They look really nice. Also I have two ovens with trap doors on top to replicate oven/stove combo. I put a sunken chest in front of the ovens connected via hoppers, so anything I smelt/cook in the ovens goes straight to the chest. Plus the chest looks like a floor mat! Also, I placed my brewing stand on the counter so it looks like a coffee maker.