I like the idea for kitchen counter. (AW) DIY wood plank kitchen table picture step by step ~ would also be really really awesome for kitchen counters! Stained black with high gloss protectant over them.
Use drawer slides; mount the drawer on the wall; attach the shell to the slides, so it pulls out. Shifty Desk / Hallway Stand by Daniel Schofield This is such a great storage idea! It can be a shelf and a drawer.