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Mesquite (Botanical: Prosopis juliflora)

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Mesquite, Prosopis juliflora
Prosopis juliflora, Mesquite lumber and wood
Prosopis juliflora, Mesquite lumber and wood
Prosopis juliflora, Mesquite lumber and wood
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
Chart Help
map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsMesquite Characteristics

Somewhat straight grained but often wavy. Mesquite trees are short desert plants that yield boards with knots, splits, worm holes, etc. Woodworkers use the defects as points of interest in the finished pieces.

color of MesquiteColor Range

Rich dark brown heartwood with wavy darker lines.

other names for MesquiteOther Names

Honey Mesquite, Argentine Mesquite

uses for MesquiteSome Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, cabinetry, fine art, turnings

the Mesquite treeWhat's the Tree Like?

This is a small, twisted, short-trunked tree, 20 to 50 feet high, or a large shrub. It is very slow growing, ill-shaped and scrawny looking tree with an exceptionally deep tap root.

where Mesquite growsMesquite grows in

Deserts of North and South America; Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Argentina

What Customers Say About This Wood

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Mesquite Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$16.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Mesquite 4/4 Lumber

Mesquite 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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Buy Mesquite Hardwood Sample

Mesquite Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
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$389.80 /Pack
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Buy Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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$194.90 /Pack
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Buy Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
  • The appeal of Mesquite is the natural de ...
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$2.00 /ea.
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Buy Mesquite Pen Blanks

Mesquite Pen Blanks
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