Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
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.
Mesquite grows in North America
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.
3.25lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Mesquite:
Ease of Finishing