Use this calculator to help you estimate how much board footage you'd like to buy. Remember, if you're calculating based on a required finished size you'll also need to estimate some extra so you have enough to work with to achieve your desired size.
You'll have to cut your own pieces to size. Hardwood lumber is sold as a bulk raw product, which means that our stacks of lumber have a big variety of sizes most often from 4" up to 12" wide, and 6' to 16' long.
Only some unusual exotic woods are narrower than 4" and under 6' long. This is clearly stated when that's the case, everything else is larger.
We always ship the longest boards possible, and rarely ship boards less than 48" long unless you request shorter. The longest we can ship by UPS is 96" (that's 8').
For general fine woodworking, the various widths and lengths meet the needs and desires of woodworkers building furniture, cabinetry, and fine woodwork. But we do understand that certain projects have some requirements, and we're happy to help you out.
Here's how we can help you get the sizes you need:
We can hand-select material that will yield what you need. Type your needs into the "Selection Request" field right above the Add to Cart button above when you place your order. 4 things to know about size requests
We can do some limited custom milling such as planing to a different thickness and straight-line ripping one edge. Please call or email to talk about your needs.
Other Good things To Know
Grade:#1 Com. See our page about Hardwood Grading for some details about common lumber grades and their definitions.
Extra Discount:25% off for 100+
Lumber Thickness Compared:
The thickness of hardwood lumber is expressed as a fraction. Here are the various lumber thicknesses compared to one another.
What's the wood like?
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.
How's the color?
Rich dark brown heartwood with wavy darker lines.
Does it go by other names?
Honey Mesquite, Argentine Mesquite
What could I use it for?
Furniture, flooring, cabinetry, fine art, turnings
What is 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 tree grows in
Deserts of North and South America; Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Argentina
Average Customer Rating:
3 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
Mesquite Plank, 4.12.2013
Reviewer: TAT (Las Vegas, NV)
Color and grain is great
Reviewer: ws (Bulverde, TX)
good lengths and width fairly clean for mesquite
I keep coming back to Mesquite, 4.29.2009
Reviewer: Bob P. (Tucson, AZ)
Years ago I made a lot of furniture out of mesquite. I'd fill the cracks with epoxy mixed with black dye for a really cool effect. But I got burned out on it after a few years because it is a lot of work. I recently bought 100 board feet again to get back into it and I'm happy. Maybe it's nostalgia. Still, there's no other wood like mesquite. Yes, you've got to work with cracks and knots, that's just the way it is, but it works just fine otherwise. And man, when you get a clear lacquer on it it has no equal.
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