Mesquite Board M-1018
1" x 5.5" x 15"
This is a live-edge board of Texas Mesquite. It's got the beautiful deep reddish brown of mesquite heartwood, progressing to a thin layer of yellow sapwood, and a partial bark edge (much of the bark itself has fallen off of this board). Board width is measured at its widest dimension, approximately mid-board.
This board has plenty of character -- lots of swirling grain and a neat little bark inclusion (see photo 3). There are a number of cracks in the board on the left side; these are growth-related faults, induced from wind stress. They are not likely to grow or open further. Depending on use of the board, you may wish to stabilize or trim these off. Board is discounted because of the cracks and the incomplete bark edge.