This Island is the first step in our kitchen remodel. The top and legs are made of native velvet mesquite and sparingly inlaid with turquoise which was also obtained locally. I finished the mesquite with Tung oil. The cabinet is maple with a satin black laquer finish. The high edges were revealed to show stained wood creating a antique or rustic look.
Wow! You're off to an impressive start. I like it. Will the cabinets also be mesquite?
Thanks for the nice comment. I appreciate that. This is the first large project I have decided to undertake. There will be another table/ bar added that matches this island and some other accent areas with the laquer finish but the greatest majority of the cabinets will be cherry.