Slabs and Other Interesting Pieces

Note : As elsewhere, the dimensions given below are Length x Width x Depth of the slab. The approximate weight (in pounds) as well as obvious physical features (checks, etc) are also indicated. Note also that these slabs are rough cut with natural edges. I do not have the time or equipment to routinely surface the cut faces. Also, the photos were typically taken soon after the initial milling and all were wet-down to reveal the grain below the rough-cut surface - those cut surfaces are now commonly dark due to outside drying and storage since milling; the beautiful grain and color of the now air-dried Mesquite is still present just below the dark surface.

The approximate weight (in pounds) were measured at the time that the slabs were cut photographed. Some drying will occur and the weights are likely to be less by the time that the slabs are delivered. The descriptions accompanying the photos describe all obvious physical flaws or character features, good and the bad, such as pith cracks, checks, flame figure, etc.


I have not milled any Mesquite slabs recently so generally what I have is listed below. If you do not see what you like - please check back later.

Also, I have decided to sell all large slabs for local pick-up only - shipping out of our area is not worth the trouble.
Thanks, Lloyd



I have no large table or mantle-type slabs available at this time




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Mesquite Disk MD-1
~7" in diameter and 1" thick
~1-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MD-1 $20.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-2
~7" in diameter and 5/8" thick
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MD-2 $15.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-3
~7" in diameter and 1/2" thick
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MD-3 $15.00




Note - this batch of ~7" disks are all that I have cut recently but I do have whole-log Mesquite of larger and smaller diameters. If the size you need is not listed here, please give me a call or send an email - I may be able to cut some to your specifications.





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Mesquite Disk MD-4
~7" in diameter and 1/2" thick
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MD-4 $15.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-5
~7" in diameter and 5/8" thick
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.


Mesquite Disk MD-5 $15.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-6
~7" in diameter and 1/2" thick
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.


Mesquite Disk MD-6 $15.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-7
~7" in diameter and 5/8" thick
~1 lb.

This is another very nice, almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes a small pith hole and several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw, and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.


Mesquite Disk MD-7 $15.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-8
~7" in diameter and 2" thick
~3 lb.

This is another very nice, thicker and almost circular small disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground. It has full bark around the edges.

The pith is present in the center and includes a very small pith hole and several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MD-8 $20.00


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Mesquite Disk MD-9
~12" x 7" x 2"
~4 lb.

This is a very attractive, oval disk of Texas Honey Mesquite suitable for a variety of craft projects. It was cut from the log at an approximate 45 degree angle and has full bark around the edges. Again, the colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood, the bright yellow of fresh Mesquite sapwood (with a bit of gray sapwood on one side where it rested on the ground) and dark brown of the outer bark.

The pith is present in the center and includes a very small pith hole and several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the disk. Unlike my bigger slabs cut with a chainsaw, these disks are cut with my bandsaw and the surfaces are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MD-9 $25.00


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Mesquite Mounting block MP-1
~7" in diameter, 8-1/2" tall with a 7" x 11" oval face"
~7 lb.

This is a very nice wedge-shaped block of Texas Honey Mesquite. It has possibilities as a display base for a plaque or clock, or for a small-game mount of some type. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood. It has full bark around the sides.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the block. Unlike my bigger slabs and blocks cut with a chainsaw, this block was cut with my bandsaw, and the face and base are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.



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Mesquite Disk MP-1 $35.00


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Mesquite Mounting block MP-2
~7" in diameter, 7" tall with a 7" x 11" oval face"
~5-1/2 lb.

This is another very nice wedge-shaped block of Texas Honey Mesquite. It has possibilities as a display base for a plaque or clock, or for a small-game mount of some type. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood. It has full bark around the sides.

The pith is present in the center and includes several small radial cracks. These classic Mesquite features are old, tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the block. Unlike my bigger slabs and blocks cut with a chainsaw, this block was cut with my bandsaw, and the face and base are fairly smooth - they will not require too much sanding to achieve the final finish.


Mesquite Disk MP-2 $30.00


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Mesquite Table Slab MS 11-1
26"x 20" x 2 to 2-1/4
~31 lbs.

This is a very nice, irregularly-oval slab of Texas Honey Mesquite that is suitable for a small table. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood. It has full bark on about 90% of the edge.

It was cut from the log at a roughly 90 degree angle to the axis in the lower portion of a large crotch. The piths of both limbs of the crotch are present and each of those piths exhibit a fairly large radial crack. However, both of these cracks are old and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the slab. There is a large pocket of bark that intrudes into the smaller limb of the crotch (left side) and an area of wormy wood that intrudes into the larger limb (right side). There is also a second, smaller round pocket of included bark between the two pith areas of the crotch. These bark and wormwood features look interesting as they are and I would just reinforce those areas with thin epoxy or superglue. If you wished, any open portions could be filled and smoothed-over with colored epoxy.

Both sides of the slab are rough, chain sawn surfaces. The top side will require sanding to the final finish. The overall thickness of this slab is basically ~2" but it does thin abruptly to 1" on one edge (the left edge, bottom photo). This bevel was due to a sharply angled saw cut on the end of the original log section before this slab was cut off.


Mesquite Table Slab MS 11-1 $150.00


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Mesquite Plaque Slab MS 11-2
22"x 19" x 5/8" to 1-1/2"
~12 lbs.

This is a very nice, almost circular slab of Texas Honey Mesquite that would be suitable for a sign or wall plaque (probably too thin for a table top). The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood. It has full bark on about 90% of the edge but the bark is missing in two small areas.

The slab was cut from the log at a roughly 90 degree angle to the axis and the log's pith is present in the central portion. That pith includes several classic Mesquite radial cracks. However, these cracks are old, fairly tight and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the slab. There is a large bark inclusion to the right of the pith that is tied to the bark on the outside by a thin linear bark inclusion (right side, top and middle photos). That bark inclusion is an interesting feature and I would just reinforce it with thin epoxy or superglue and sand it smooth along with the rest of the plaque.

There is also a distinct, bullet-shaped cavity on the backside of the slab (above the bark inclusion, bottom photo). That cavity is where I had to dig-out an old square-cut nail that "nailed" my chainsaw when cutting this slab!

Both sides of the slab are rough, chain sawn surfaces and will require sanding to achieve a final smooth finish.



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Mesquite Table Slab MS 11-2 $75.00


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Mesquite Plaque Slab MS 11-3
19"x 14" x 1-1/2"
~10 lbs.

This is an interesting, basically-oval slab of Texas Honey Mesquite that is suitable for a sign or wall plaque. I say "basically-oval" because the lower edge is a recessed due to an old depression in the log. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood. It has full bark on about 70% of the edge but the bark is missing on the very top and within that recessed area.

The slab was cut from the log at a roughly 90 degree angle to the axis and the log's pith is present in the lower central portion. That pith includes several classic Mesquite radial cracks. However, these cracks are old and do not seriously reduce the integrity of the slab. There is a large, linear pocket of bark that intrudes into the blank on the left side (top and middle photos). That bark inclusion is an interesting feature and I would just reinforce it with thin epoxy or superglue and sand it smooth along with the rest of the plaque.

Both sides of the slab are rough, chain sawn surfaces and will require sanding to achieve a final smooth finish.



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Mesquite Table Slab MS 11-3 $45.00


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Mesquite Plaque Slab MS 11-4
17"x 18" x 1/8" to 2-1/2"
~8 lbs.

This is a pretty, nearly circular slab of Texas Honey Mesquite that might be suitable for a sign or wall plaque (certainly too thin for a table top). The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood. It has full bark on the lower 50% of the edge but the bark is missing across the top.

The slab was cut from the log at a roughly 90 degree angle to the axis, but it was cut from an end that had a tapering, rough cut. The two cut surfaces are not even close to parallel and this slab is really wedge-shaped - tapering from about 2-1/2" on the lower portion to 1/8" on the upper left side (referenced to the top photo). Note - someone with CNC router might flatten this to a nice thin plaque.

The log's pith is present in the central portion, and again, several classic Mesquite radial cracks are also present in the center. However, these cracks do not seriously reduce the integrity of the slab. There is a prominent, Y-shaped bark-lined but open indention in the right of the slab (right side, top and middle photos). That feature is interesting and I would just reinforce it with thin epoxy or superglue and sand it smooth along with the rest of the plaque.

Both sides of the slab are rough, chain sawn surfaces and will require sanding to achieve a final smooth finish.



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Mesquite Table Slab MS 11-4 $25.00


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Mesquite Slab 07-1
2"x 13"(overall width ~18") x 4-1/2'
~45 lbs.

This is a very nice, sound curved slab of Texas Honey Mesquite that is suitable for a small bench or coffee table. It has full bark on all edges but the lower cut end. The colors are the strong reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood and bright yellow of fresh sapwood.

There are no significant cracks or other features that I would consider to be flaws. Those three dark and eye-catching areas on the top edges (upper photo) are partially open knots from long-gone branches. They look interesting as is, but if you wished, they could be filled with black epoxy to smooth-over them and extend the appearance of the dark bark edges. The lower end (both photos) is a small crotch and final finishing should reveal a very nice grain pattern in this area.



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Mesquite Table Slab 07-1 $150.00


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Root Ball Slab 1
34"x26"x3"
63 lbs.

This is a beautiful mesquite root crotch with a nice wavy grain. As you can see in the photos, it includes one prominent crack and sapwood/root bark on the margins. This one would make a beautiful table.



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Root Ball Slab 1 $200.00




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This table was recently crafted from a root-ball slab of Texas Honey Mesquite.
Additional examples of Mesquite woodworking are presented on our companion website Prairie's End Woodshop.





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Mesquite Slab 04-2
60"x 7 to 10"x 1-1/2 to 2'
~35 lbs.

This is a curvaceous slab to test your sinuous imagination. It is a good example of the typical curvy nature of Mesquite logs and likely suitable for a very interesting coffee table. I trimmed most of the the sapwood and bark off so this piece is nearly all Texas Honey mesquite heartwood.

It does have a prominent crack at one end. I am not sure if this is a growth-type radial crack or the product of drying (unusual for Mesquite). It was cut in early 2004, and after all of this time air drying, the moisture content is likely to be below 12%. Between that low moisture content and the natural stability of Mesquite in general, further growth of that crack is unlikely. If I were making a table from this slab, the crack would be filled with coal-black epoxy.



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Mesquite Table Slab 04-2 $75.00




Listing last updated 3 June 2016


Nothing here that suits your needs?
Then send me an email at: l.stahl@maroon.com
or a telephone call at:
281-392-5336 (home/shop w/ans. machine)
281-782-0185 (cell, but w/o voice mail or texting)

There is a possibility that I have more, either cut into blocks or in the rough log,
so I may be able to meet your specific requirements.
If not - send an email with your requirements and I will put it into my
"wood requested by species"
files and see if I can cut it next time I have a log of that species up on the mill.




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