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United States of America
Turning Blanks $5.50 per lbs
Squares and blanks available.
Many sizes available, also whole Burl ( BIG ) sections, please inquire.
This is one of the most stable woods in the world.
Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications
Mesquite (the genus Prosopis) is represented by about 45 species of trees and shrubs native to North America, Central/South America and Africa/Asia. The word prosopis is an ancient Greek plant name, used by Dioscorides apparently for burdock. Only trees are included in the following list.
North American species
Prosopis glandulosa-Algaroba, bilayati kikar, common mesquite, cuji, honey locust, honey mesquite, honey-pod, ibapiguazu, inesquirte, ironwood, mesquite, screwbean, Torrey mesquite, wawahi, western honey mesquite.
Prosopis pubescens-Mescrew, screwbean, screwbean mesquite, screw-pod mesquite, scrub mesquite, tornillo.
Prosopis velutina-Mesquite, velvet mesquite.
Prosopis glandulosa reaches heights of 40 ft (16 m), with diameters of 10 inches (25 cm) to 4 ft (1.2 m).
Prosopis glandulosa: The sapwood is a lemon yellow, while the heartwood is a deep reddish brown. The wood is dense, close grained, very hard and heavy, but somewhat brittle. It is exceedingly resistant to heartwood decay, with a thin sapwood. It contains high concentrations of tannins.
Percentage of shrinkage
(green to final moisture content)
Drying and Shrinkage:
Tangential 3.2 1.4 0.14
Radial 1.6 0.72 0.09
Volumetric 4.8 2.12 0.23
Kiln Drying Schedules: No information available at this time.
Works easily with most tools and finishes smoothly, takes a high polish. Preboring is necessary for nailing.
Mesquite is rated as very resistant to heartwood decay.
Buildings, cabinetry, turnery, posts, charcoal, fuel, railway crossties, paving blocks.
Dermatitis has been reported for P. glandulosa, possibly due to an alkaloid, prospinine.
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