The island is constructed from cabinets and a pony wall because it is two level and provides eating space at normal table height (I don't sit comfortably on counter level stools). The pony wall will support the table height side with space for 3 people and needs to be built yet.
The other photo shows the patch of flooring where the old bathroom tub had damaged the hardwood floor. The patch uses some of the original wood that was pulled from the new kitchen and replaced with plywood. It takes skill and patience to put down that old, narrow tongue and groove maple. Fortunately, one of the workmen meets those qualifications.