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How hard is Mesquite?

The wood of the mesquite tree has some of the most attractive wood properties desirable in fine wood. It is an extremely stable and hard wood compared with red oak, hickory, hard maple, and walnut. Its wood density of 45 lbs/ft and surface hardness of 2,336 pounds are both high.

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Also to know is, is Mesquite a hard or soft wood?

The wood from most trees that do not produce cones is designated as hard. Thus, wood from oak, pecan, mesquite, hackberry and elm is called hardwood. You can easily identify most soft and hardwood trees during winter, because hardwood trees are deciduous, which means they lose their leaves in the fall.

Likewise, is mesquite wood expensive? Mesquite is an expensive wood. It's perfect for almost any woodworking project. Not only is mesquite harder than most hardwoods (2.5 times harder than oak), it is also the most dimensionally stable commercial hardwood available. Mesquite is a very stable wood; when it shifts or moves, it doesn't buckle or split.

Then, is Mesquite harder than oak?

Teak, mahogany and mesquite are equally ranked as the most stable hardwoods in the world. It is harder than oak and maple. Long-lasting, it can withstand heavy weight and moisture changes. The good points of mesquite are endless and yet it has been a most feared and hated tree.

Is mesquite wood good for furniture?

As such, mesquite has become popular for rustic picture frames as well as small pieces of furniture or carvings of Southwestern-themed art. Mesquite is especially suitable for wood turnings, as the blemishes can bring a unique, one-of-its-own character to popular turned items such as pepper grinders and salt shakers.

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