Mesquite » Prosopis juliflora

Why Mesquite?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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 North America
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.25

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-9.22% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2299

Janka Rating (?)
78.22% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity (?)
0.00% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Mesquite:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


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