Then put it right on top dead center to make it completely symmetrical.Personally I kind of like the mirror-image effect in the grain match up there.
Seems intentional to me. If it were me, I'd put a thin strip of black or chrome there to really enhance the effect.
I've seen "artisan" tables and wood furniture made with this theme as a main feature... I do see an appeal in the nature-assisted artistic expression kind of way.