..I guess it depends on the item and where it starts and where it goes.
Cracking is very common in old guitars first finished with lacquer because the makers didn't use softer lacquer with plasticizer. I don't personally like the look, but now people do it on purpose.
I think when someone is building in their own house with an item that will stay in the house, we're not likely to see this. Especially now in the days of household climate control.
That said, if your table originated in the northeast or PNW and made it to NM, I wouldn't be surprised to see it craze. saw a canadian guitar maker at one point who liked to camp in the GWN (great white north) and designated one of his guitars his camping guitar. It looked like a car windshield that'd been smashed by a hammer all over.
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