Mesquite » Prosopis juliflora

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

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.
Mesquite grows in North America

map of where Mesquite grows
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.
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 psi)
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity
Same as 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


Mesquite 4/4 Lumber

Mesquite 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Mesquite Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Mesquite Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")


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Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Mesquite 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Mesquite Pen Blanks

Mesquite Pen Blanks

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Mesquite Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Mesquite Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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Mesquite Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Mesquite Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


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Mesquite Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Mesquite Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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