There are always things that no amount of planning can account for in construction. Damage to product during delivery is one of them- it's frustrating! Two previous butcher block tops arrived with damage and had to be refused leading to 3 months of delay. The finish island arrived today without incident and the last interior trim detail can be checked off the list.
The conversation now centers around how much "stuff" will be allowed to accumulate on the island. Its really a theory versus practice argument and I tend to follow the latter camp (but in Theory I don't win those arguments...)