Mesquite Block M1179
1.7" x 1.7" x 8.3"
This is an attractive end grain block of Texas-grown Mesquite. It is a heartwood / sapwood / wane piece that was right at the trunk's outer edge. There are some frass-filled boreholes in it. This would be fun to turn as-is or as an epoxy project to complete the wane and return the block to square.
The colors include the rich reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood and the golden to grayish yellow of Mesquite sapwood. Please scroll through the photos to see close-ups --- you may need to scroll down within the photo section as we often show more than three photos.
This is a GREEN to partially air-dried blank, meaning that it still retains a lot of its original moisture from when it was a living tree. It has been well-sealed with Anchor Seal and is in the process of slowly drying. It was heat-treated to kill off any hungry critters that may have been burrowing inside. It was measured at 15% MC in August 2022. If you need a current moisture content, please message us and we'll check its status for you.
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.