My hunt so far hasn't been so successful. For example, there's this one:
Nice solid construction from an Amish outlet store, and oak, which is good for us (our kitchen is dark oak / medium pine / zinc / stainless / dark grey soapstone). It's very pretty, but I think it'd be better to have pedestal or double pedestal base ideally, for ease of getting in and out in a tight bench-seating space? Or at least a trestle style. What do you think? It's also a little fancy/formal-looking for our kitchen, I think.
This one is the single pedestal style, making it easier to get in and out, and I quite like the cut off corners (sort of octagonal overall, which is a shape I really like), ditto ease of moving in and out.
It ought to be close to perfect in terms of functionality, but honestly, the overall look bothers me. It looks very heavy and traditional, in some sense, both because of the shape of the base piece and the finish, I think. I'd prefer something with either a more farmhouse or industrial look to it. I keep staring at it, trying to figure out if I can refinish it to something more like what we want, but a) that might be beyond my skills, and b) I'm a little hesitant to start messing with a brand new piece of furniture. It's one thing to find a yard sale piece and try to DIY it to your needs, but it seems a little odd to do that to something new. No?
They're also both more expensive that I'd like, a little over $500. It seems like we ought to be able to find this sort of thing for much less. For example, this table is just over $100! If it had a pedestal base and cut off corners, I would buy it and re-paint the base to one of our kitchen colors:
I kind of think the best way to find the particular style I want is to build a table -- buy an appropriate table top and base, screw it together? But I'm a little intimidated, and honestly, if it's already out there at a reasonable price, I'd rather just buy it.