Mesquite Block M1199
3.2" x 3.2" x 9.4"
This is a hefty end-grain block of Texas Mesquite. It has the beautiful red-brown tones of Mesquite heartwood. The grain is unusually long and straight in this piece.
One corner has a bit of wane, you can see it right beside the annotation. Scroll through the photos to see a close-up of this. If turning, it will come off as you bring the block to round. There are also some minor end-grain cracks that you can probably ignore. If you wish to treat, some thin CA glue would stabilize.
This board has been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. It was heat-treated to kill off any hungry critters that may have been burrowing inside.
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.