My customer was shooting for something modern and natural in their Texas living room to complement the rest of their design.
They sent me a photo of another table from a magazine and said "Could we do something like this?"
I looked at a few different native Texas hardwoods, but the mesquite has the perfect red to work with the rest of their space. Plus, this particular sample was checked and cracked, and had tons of burl and character.
Not too rustic...not to clean....
We made 2 of these as end tables for the customers' living room, and they're thrilled!