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Mesquite (Botanical: Prosopis juliflora)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Mesquite - all products are listed at bottom
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Mesquite By The Numbers:

3.25
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-9.22% lighter than red oak
2299
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
78.22% harder than red oak
0.00
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-100.00% less dense than red oak

Mesquite Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Mesquite Wood 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 Mesquite

Color Range

Rich dark brown heartwood with wavy darker lines.
other names for Mesquite

Other Names

Honey Mesquite, Argentine Mesquite
uses for Mesquite

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, cabinetry, fine art, turnings
the Mesquite tree

What'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. The Mesquite tree grows in Deserts of North and South America; Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Argentina
map of where this wood grows

Mesquite Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$14.99 /Board Feet

Buy Mesquite 4/4 Lumber

Mesquite 4/4 Lumber
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$10.00 /ea.

Buy Mesquite Hardwood Sample

Mesquite Hardwood Sample
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$358.00 /Pack

Buy Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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$193.00 /Pack

Buy Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
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  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
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$1,310.00 /Pack

Buy Mesquite 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
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  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Strai ...
$2.00 /ea.

Buy Mesquite Pen Blanks

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