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What to do with 8' X 8" Mesquite

I have a large almost straight piece of Mesquite that still has the bark on it and I'm looking for ideas how to use it.

Something like a fire place mantel.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-11-2013, 06:50 PM
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How about a picture?
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Use it in your grill!!
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Stare at it for awhile. It will come to you.
Just don't stare at it to long. We want to see what you do with it. Pics will help with ideas.
Seeing this is your first post, ill welcome you to wood talk.

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if you were up to cutting it, you could build a end table or two with the live edge. I am currently in the process of doing the same thing with Live Oak. Cutting sure would be tough to do though with such a nice big piece of wood.What to do with 8' X 8" Mesquite-2824912_orig.jpg
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How thick? I like the mantle idea, or a natural edged shelf.

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Thanks for the tips. Attaches are some images taken of one of the 8" d. tree limbs. I quartered it which gave me several quarter saw pieces. The center is kind of pithy so I'm not getting that much usable wood from the limb.
Over all tree is 20' & 80" at base. I did not take any Pics of it but I will later.
I'm trying to find a local mill to saw it.
My local Woodcraft has 4/4 X 24", 8'x 6"X3/4 boards and a few 3/8s " pieces.

Other than the mantel I'm thinking of making a cigar box to see how hard it is to work in thin cuts.
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Sort of off topic but if you ever have a chance, check out the mesquite furniture show in Fredericksburg, TX October 11-13, 2013. You'll definitely get some ideas there.
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Check out Inlace or another epoxy product to fill the voids that are sure to appear.

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Use it in your grill!!
That is what I would do. I love to smoke with mesquite.
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