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.
Rich dark brown heartwood with wavy darker lines.
Honey Mesquite, Argentine Mesquite
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, cabinetry, fine art, turnings
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.
Mesquite grows in
Deserts of North and South America; Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Argentina