View Full Version : Mesquite Charcuterie boards

John Loftis
08-29-2016, 06:05 PM
Texas is notoriously lacking in high-quality hardwoods, with at least one notable exception. Along the I-35 corridor, particularly in south Texas, there are some really cool honey mesquite trees. Mesquite is a unique-looking wood, and I love its character. I found a new source who has some mesquite lumber and some burl, and I cracked open my wallet for a chance at some of his stuff. These would be most approrpiate as charcuterie boards or serving trays rather than cutting boards. Lots of voids and gnarliness that I generally fill with black-tinted resin. 32847328483284932850

08-29-2016, 06:28 PM
Way cool John.

08-29-2016, 09:42 PM
Looks very cool, are you going to post them on the site individually priced? Whats the general $$ range?

08-29-2016, 10:22 PM
Amazing. Just amazing. Almost too good to even consider cutting up

John Loftis
08-30-2016, 10:57 AM
Looks very cool, are you going to post them on the site individually priced? Whats the general $$ range?

I think most of these are spoken for (will have a better sense tomorrow), but I will be making a trip down to South Texas this weekend and might be able to make a side trip to get more of this. Price range will likely be $70-$200, depending on size and attractiveness. Burl will skew higher, normal mesquite lumber will skew lower.

I have a TON of one-offs and seconds right now that I'd like to sell; it's just a matter of finding an easy forum to sell them. I guess the options are our website, Instagram, here, or Facebook... welcome suggestions.

09-02-2016, 01:26 PM
Those are awesome looking pieces of wood!

Since your website is set up for e-commerce already, it seems like that would be the best way to sell them. It may be a pain to list them individually, but it seems you'd have to do that in any sales venue. You could just post one picture of a bunch of them on your Facebook, Instagram, and the forums with a link to where you're selling on your website.

I say this because I'd heard of BoardSmith before I'd ever been to this particular forum. If you only advertised on the forum, I wouldn't know these pieces are for sale.

09-02-2016, 02:36 PM
David Smith would occasionally list seconds here. Sell them through your web site but list them here.