So we made our chopping block, but after a while, it was really annoying. There were no drawers (you had to feel around for silverware) and everything got filthy all the time.
So I finally broke down and bought some cabinets from Ikea. I bought the Akurum base with Lindingo doors.
We installed our chopping block (likewise from Ikea) on top of it, added some knobs and feet and voila! A new, fresh look to our little kitchen!
I would have to say that so far I am very happy with the quality. I love the big drawers and spacious cabinets. To help keep things organized, we also added a "spice rack" on the top of the table.