Mesquite Block M2033
2.4" x 2.4" x 5.2"
This small block of Texas Mesquite is all heartwood. Its color is a beautiful deep reddish-brown. It is fairly straight-grained and has a penetrative branch knot cross-cutting one corner.
This block has been fully air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. There are a couple of minor cracks visible on the ends that you may wish to secure with thin CA glue, as shown in the close-ups.
About the Tree
This Texas-grown Honey Mesquite tree was harvested in El Campo, Texas in July of 2022. It was cut down by the city for reasons unknown to us, and we were happy to help save the tree from a burn pile. It is possible that this tree was damaged by the Valentine's Day Freeze that Texas suffered in February 2021, which is when our state lost a lot of beautiful trees in an unusually deep and long freeze.