Huge mesquite slabs

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Blog entry by Mesquiteman posted 05-04-2011 11:28 PM 2011 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to milling the mesquite logs I got a few weeks ago. Here are the slabs from them. They both were about as wide as I could mill which is about 28 inches. I milled them at 9/4 to allow some extra thickness in case they move during the drying process.

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 01:03 AM

Georgeous lumber. I live in VA, and have access to a relatively wide selection of wood. But whenever someone from another region (or country) shows off their local fare; I get a bit jealous.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 01:17 AM

I do live in AZ and I’m still jealous.
Bryant’s slab is truly gorgeous. But, I guarantee, the one he’s showing you ain’t near all he’s got.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 05-05-2011 01:48 AM

ahem…you got some nice wood there.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 02:27 AM


Gorgeous wood! Just a quick note to say thanks for your help last week end. I LOVE the wood I bought, and have already had the large slab sanded in preparation to make it into a table. I’ll post some pix when I get closer to completion.

Gene, we did finally get to see Bryant’s hoard, and as you said, the extent of the wood he has is nothing short of amazing. BillC and I, with our ladies, went to see Bryant last week end, and both of us bought some spectacular pieces.

I’ve got two projects in mind, a chest of drawers and a living room sofa table. I’ll be finalizing the designs in the next week or two.

As an aside, if there is anyone in the Tucson area looking for mesquite, or for that matter anywhere else, IMHO, Bryant is the go-to guy! He has most sizes from 4/4 on up, his selection of cuts are the best I’ve seen around here, and the man is a great guy to boot! I hope this is helpful to those of you looking!


-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 02:43 AM

I appreciate the nice comments, Gerry and Gene. I can’t wait to see some of the projects when they are complete.

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#6 posted 05-05-2011 04:59 AM

Fabulous looking wood! Wish Mesquite grew in Fla too!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 05-06-2011 05:46 AM

Man that is gorgeous lumber!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 05-11-2011 11:14 PM

Did you get that job? Like Gerry said….nice meeting you and getting some great looking and quality wood. I’m gonna wait till probably fall to start the coffee and end tables.(Momma’s got me making more raised garden beds.) See you sometime in the near future.

-- CPT Bill - No matter how many times I cut still comes up short !

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 08:43 PM

On my way down this weekend to pick up some of that great looking wood, Can’t wait.

-- Greg, Northern Arizona,

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