We finally have a plan for our kitchen - drawings are almost complete; we have selected the cabinets, and style. However, my husband and I cannot seem to agree on the wood and color. I initially wanted hickory (so incredibly hard, and I have four boys!), my husband wanted cherry. Then, we both 'flipped' - I'm leaning toward cherry, and he is thinking hickory! I think I'd like to go with a medium color stain, that shows some of the natural grain of the wood, and a darker counter, but have not found pictures that might show this combination, despite countless searches. If I could find pictures, I may be able to sway my husband back - or perhaps lean his way. ANY help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!