Mesquite (Botanical: Prosopis juliflora)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Mesquite - all products are listed at bottom
Mesquite CharacteristicsSomewhat 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 RangeRich dark brown heartwood with wavy darker lines.
Other NamesHoney Mesquite, Argentine Mesquite
Some Typical UsesFurniture, 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 inDeserts of North and South America; Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Argentina
Mesquite Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Mesquite 4/4 Lumber
Mesquite Hardwood Sample
Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Mesquite Pen Blanks