Mesquite Block M2034
1.9" x 2" x 7.7"
This spindle of Texas Mesquite is all heartwood. The color is a beautiful deep reddish-brown with darker accents. The grain is roughly parallel to the long axis and is gently swirling. This block captures a tree crotch, where one branch splits away from the main trunk. There's even a bit of feather figure which will be beautiful once finished.
This block has been fully air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. This block is discounted because it does have some cracks and open bug holes that require treatment prior to working with it. The cracks were living-tree cracks rather than cracks from drying, as the Mesquite tree was tossed around in Texas windstorms. As such, they're fairly stable but will need to be filled with CA glue or epoxy. We love pairing Mesquite with black epoxy for a beautiful, contrasting finish.
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.