Mesquite 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Mesquite 4/4 Lumber

$18.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $18.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $14.24 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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  1. Enter your finished dimensions
  2. Tap "Add to List"
  3. Repeat for as many sizes as you need
  4. Add to cart when you're ready
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Mesquite lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 6" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

2' to 6' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

Somewhat straight grained but often wavy. Mesquite trees are short desert plants that yield boards with knots, splits, worm holes, etc. Many woodworkers use the defects as points of interest in the finished pieces.

About Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora)

View All Mesquite Products
Weight

4

lbs /Bd. Ft.
11.73% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2299

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

0.64

Specific Gravity
Same as red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Mesquite tree grows
Mesquite is a domestic wood from North America

Ruggedly handsome in its own way with glorious desert charm. Mesquite trees are short, twisted Sonoran desert plants and the resulting lumber reflects the intense hard life they endure. Expect a surprise collection of knots, splits, worm holes and bark pockets you can feature in your own one-of-a-kind custom projects. Freshly cut mesquite is medium tan and ages to a reddish sun-baked sandstone color.

color of Mesquite
Color Range
Rich dark brown heartwood with wavy darker lines.
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.
other names for Mesquite
Other Names
Honey Mesquite, Argentine Mesquite
uses for Mesquite
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, cabinetry, fine art, turnings

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.9
out of 5
5 (7)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (7)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
8 Total Reviews
April 23, 2020
5 out of 5
Great 4/4 Mesquite
Review by  fusion from bay area, CA
Very happy with the boards I received. all 3 were quite wide (~8") and two of them had almost no inclusions, while the 3rd one did but they look really cool. It's one of the reasons we buy mesquite! I was thinking of buying some 8/4 but I'm wondering about the widths and lengths I would get?
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 1, 2019
5 out of 5
2 Mesquite boards
Review by  Brian from California
Excellent! Better than expected. Great personal service over the phone. I'd send a photo, but i won't have it done for awhile.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 1, 2019
5 out of 5
Very Nice Mesquite!
Review by  “Ace” from New Albany, MS
Very nice mesquite board. Had some nice grain figuring. Will definitely order from these folks again. Super fast delivery also.
Recommended
July 31, 2018
5 out of 5
Beautiful cuts!
Review by  Brett from St. Louis, MO
I received two absolutely gorgeous boards of mesquite, nice and straight with no bows or warping. It's even generously thick for standard 4/4 stock!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 24, 2017
4 out of 5
Mesquite
Review by  Bill the woodworker from Magnolia, TX
Mesquite wood has defects. Celebrate them. The wood is beautiful. I have heard the wood is really hard an difficult to work with. I have not found that to be true. It is dense. But, planes and sands very nicely.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 12, 2013
5 out of 5
Mesquite Plank
Review by  TAT from Las Vegas, NV USA
Color and grain is great
Recommended
8 Total Reviews
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3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
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