Mesquite Board M1197
0.9" x 6" x 20.8"
This is a plain-sawn board of Texas Honey Mesquite, surfaced on 2 sides. It has hard edges, no live edges. It is the strong reddish-brown heartwood with a nicely undulating grain pattern and some beautiful figure visible on the cut faces. There is one large knot and several smaller ones with swirling grain around them. There is compression figure with great chatoyance near the middle of the board.
There are some cracks in this board that you'll want to treat with CA glue or epoxy. Black is my go-to color for Mesquite because the contrast is so pretty. Of course other colors are great, too.
This board has been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. I've taken plenty of photos of this piece, so please scroll down below the first 3 to see them all.