"I have two of these that I keep on the dining room table to serve as support/organization for condiments and the water pitcher, etc. They look great, they go with anything, and they're especially helpful for hot items to keep them off the table.
My only question is, how do you clean these? If it weren't for the nooks and crannies, I'd buy more. As it is, they're difficult enough to clean that I keep them where they don't get too messy and a solid wipedown works well."
"This placemat is beautiful. It has excellent construction - totally not flimsy. I read another review that suggested putting another placemat underneath to make the wood design pop, and I did that. It looks fabulous."
"I have used this as a centerpiece on a large square coffee table with a large candle holder on top. The circular shape softens the angles of the table and looks great. Very substantial, great quality. I love it!"