Mesquite Board M-1006
3"x 1.1"x 9.7"
This is a beautiful Mesquite board has a mostly linear grain pattern throughout, except where disrupted by a single branch bud on the left side of the front face (first photo, about 2/3 way down). There is moderate figuring on the back face around several burl buds.
Most of the board is the rich, reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood. Along the front left edge, there is a thin sapwood with frass-filled tunnels. It could be an attractive edge to finish. If you choose to remove the sapwood, the block would be 2 1/4" wide.
There is a thin grain-parallel crack in the board at its top, as shown in the third photo. You may wish to stabilize this with CA glue.