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    Mesquite

    Anyone know of a good source for us northern boys? I am getting ready to make the wife a display cabinet in the arts and craft style and want to use Mesquite for the frame on the glass shelfs. The longest I will need are 36". For the carcass I plan on useing maple and it will have glass walls and mirror back.

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    Al,
    Google mesquite lumber and you'll get plenty of information. From what I've seen, it's pretty pricey, around $15 BF and up but it sure is some beautiful wood. I've heard it called Texas Ebony.

    Roger

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    Down in Texas you can get it for about $8 a board foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Newby View Post
    ...I've heard it called Texas Ebony.

    Roger
    I agree mesquite is pretty stuff, but Texas ebony is a different wood:

    http://www.delange.org/TexasEbony/TexasEbony.htm
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    Yeah I did a google search, however most are furniture companies and most do not show what the wood looks like that you would be getting.

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    how much yu want AL? maybe a family meber could get yu some and have it shipped to you ,,there eyes and your funds make both folks happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    how much yu want AL? maybe a family meber could get yu some and have it shipped to you ,,there eyes and your funds make both folks happy

    Good idea Larry. Oh say maybe 20bft would be plenty. Yeah if someone is intresred their would be a fee paid for their time and service ontop of the cost for lumber and shipping charges.

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    gotta tell ya everthing oh dont for get to brush your chompers before bed good night all its my beauty rest time
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    somehow i managed not to spew coke all over the monitor after that one, larry and beauty sleep...

    al, i'll give rockler a call tomorrow, and see if they have any mesquite.
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