Century stove, repurposed into a kitchen island! I have an old wood-burning stove from my grandpa and grandma's wash house. I never thought of making it into a table or island. That would really be a perfect use for it.
I wouldn't use yard sticks. maybe a butcher block top, but I love the old sewing machine base! An antique Singer treadle sewing machine base finds new life as a table with the addition of vintage yardsticks nailed to an oak top.