Mesquite Board M-1012
2.5" x 1.7" x 22"
This is a nice, rectangular rough-sawn end-grain block of Mesquite. The color is the rich reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood. The grain is a very attractive, combination of linear to gently undulating patterns on all sides. There is a small amount of sapwood along one corner of the front face.
There is one thin flake (technically a "shake", which is a growth-ring-parallel fracture). It is on the back face opposite the label, see photo 3. I would consider stabilizing this with thin CA glue.