DIY Decorations with Wood Slices – Part 3

Using Big Wood Slices

The following blogs are a three-part series where we can dive into some great DIYs using some leftover branches and create some artful wood slices decor.

Welcome back to the final three-part series of DIY decorations with leftover wood slices. For the past two months, we’ve dived into DIYs using smaller wood slices. That’s all good and helpful when you have leftover branches form trimming a bush but, what if you come by some bigger branches? This DIY is for those one-in-a-long-while findings when you or a neighbor is cutting down a bigger tree branch.  Alternatively, you can easily buy these bigger slices at a store, let’s start prepping for bigger and better DIY decorations with even bigger slices.

Go big or go home!

Chalkboard Message

Make your season’s decorations pop with a thoughtful message, announce the day’s menu or just leave fun messages for your family. An extra plus is, you don’t need a single bone of calligraphy experience on you to make these amazing messages. Here is what you’ll need:

Before we start you want to make sure your wood slice is sanded down to a smooth finish. If you purchased the wood slice it most likely be sanded down already. But if you got it from nature directly, you want to make sure to do so. A smooth surface is recommended for the chalkboard paint. You can follow the original DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard tutorial here.

  1. Using the Painter’s tape, frame the area you want to paint with the chalkboard paint. You can make it a square or follow the edge or the wood slice. 
  2. Follow the application instructions of the chalkboard paint. Most likely it will ask you to paint two coats, one painting horizontally and another vertically, letting it dry in between coats. Finally, let it dry completely for 24 hours.
  3. While it’s drying you can look for a design you want to have on the board. Google a message you would like to transfer on to your board. You can look for β€œholiday calligraphy” or β€œkitchen typography.” Alternatively, you can open a Word document and type your message using their fronts. We are going to use the image as a stencil, so you don’t need to worry about the color or if the edges aren’t sharp.
  4. Before you print make sure to resize the message. If you chose an image you can open this image in Word or Photoshop and scale it so it fits the size of your wood slice.
  5. Take your printed-out message and flip it upside down. Rub chalk all over the backside of the letters.
  6. Flip it over again and place it gently over your chalkboard. Using a pencil, or a mechanical pencil with no led, trace the edges of the letters. Press hard enough for the paper to touch the wood but not too hard that you tear the paper.

As mentioned in the video, you can use chalk or a chalk marker, and wipe any excess chalk dust using a wet Q-tip.

Hanging Plant Stand

A little green in your house brings peace and helps clean the air.

This next DIY can make statement piece with just a few items. You can find the original DYI Hanging Wood Slice Plant stand tutorial here. Below is what you’ll need:

This is a very small DIY but it takes a bit of labor:

  1. First, you have to drill four holes in the wood slice. Use a drill bit that is 9/64 and 1/4 in size.
  2. Pull all the ends of the suede strings through the holes and make a knot on the bottom. The suede strips will act like the straps to a bag. Whichever string you choose to use, make sure you will be able to tie knot that will work as a stopper and won’t run through the whole.
  3. Next, drill the plant hanger into your desired wall -whether you choose to place it outside or indoors. In the Original tutorial, the hanger was spray-painted gold, which made the planter stand out and look even better.
  4. Last but not least, choose your plants. From the same tutorial, succulents were used as these can stay small and won’t weight too much.

Item Pecan P6 – 2β€³ x 17 3/4β€³ – 128 1/2β€³ Slab $534.58

Item Pecan P7 – 2β€³ x 18 1/2β€³ – 129β€³ Slab $559.34

Item Pecan P16 – 2β€³ x 17 1/4β€³ – 107 1/4β€³ Slab $433.61

Item Pecan P17 – 2β€³ x 18 3/4β€³ – 115 3/4β€³ Slab $508.67

Item Pecan P20 – 2β€³ x 22 1/2β€³ – 115 3/4β€³ Slab $610.40

Item Pecan P21 – 2β€³ x 21 3/4β€³ – 116 3/4β€³ Slab $595.15

Item Pecan 1 – 4β€³ x 7β€³ – 108 3/4β€³ Slab $95.16

Item Pecan 2 – 4β€³ x 18β€³ – 104β€³ Slab $780.00

Alligator Juniper A1 & A2 – 2 1/2β€³ x 48β€³ – 65β€³ Slab $595.83

Item 119 – 3 1/2β€³ x 10 1/2β€³ – 57 1/4β€³ Slab $314.13

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Stair Gallery

Mesquite Nosings – 1 1/16β€³ x 3 ½” x Random Length – Mill Run

Mesquite Risers – 3/4β€³ x 8β€³ x Random Length – Mill Run

Mesquite Treads – 1 1/16β€³ x 12β€³ x Random Length – Mill Run

Mesquite Reducers – ½” x 3” x Random Length – Mill Run

Mesquite T-Moulding- ½” x 1 7/8” x Random Length – Mill Run

Rack F Tier 1

Item D120 – 2β€³ x 18 1/2β€³ – 45 1/2β€³ $166.60

Item D126 – 2β€³ x 20 1/2β€³ – 41 1/2β€³ $221.55

Item D122 – 2β€³ x 14β€³ – 37β€³ $172.67

Item K109 – 2β€³ x 15β€³ – 37β€³ $185.00

Item D113 – 2” x 10β€³ – 42 1/4β€³ $110.03

Rack F Tier 2

Item K103 – 2β€³ x 8 1/2β€³ – 43 1/2β€³ $123.25

Item K105 – 2β€³ x 7β€³ – 46 1/4β€³ $84.31

Item L101 – 2β€³ x 5 1/2β€³ – 45 1/4β€³ $64.81

Item L102 – 2β€³ x 6 1/2β€³ – 37β€³ $62.63

Item 221 – 2β€³ x 9β€³ – 31 3/4β€³ $74.41

Item F2201 – 2β€³ x 16 1/2β€³ – 39β€³ $167.58

Item F2202 – 2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 42β€³ $169.53

Item F2204 – 2β€³ x 11 3/4β€³ – 36β€³ $83.72

Item F2205 – 2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 38β€³ $173.18

Item F2206 – 2β€³ x 19 1/4β€³ – 39β€³ $148.59

Rack F Tier 3

Item C142 – 2” x 15 3/4β€³ – 46β€³ $188.67

Item C143 – 2” x 15 1/2β€³ – 46β€³ $185.68

Item F3211 – 2” x 17 1/2β€³ – 45 3/4β€³ $108.42

Rack F Tier 4

Item F4211 – 2” x 17 1/2β€³ – 46β€³ $159.32

Item F4212 – 2” x 16β€³ – 46β€³ $145.67

Item F4213 – 2” x 21 1/2β€³ – 45 3/4β€³ $95.63

Item F4214 – 2” x 16 1/2β€³ – 45β€³ $247.50

Item F4215 – 2” x 21 1/2β€³ – 45 3/4β€³ $95.63

Item F4216 – 2” x 13 1/4β€³ – 46β€³ $180.99

Item F4217 – 2” x 17 1/4β€³ – 45 3/4β€³ $205.52

Rack F Tier 7

Item F7211 – 3” x 19β€³ – 28 3/4β€³ $110.96

Item F7212 – 3” x 20β€³ – 37 1/4β€³ $331.84

Item F7213 – 3” x 19 1/2β€³ – 44 1/2β€³ $176.26

Item F7214 – 3” x 17 1/4β€³ – 45 1/2β€³ $349.60

Rack E Tier 1

Item E1201 – 1 1/4β€³ x 16 3/4β€³ – 38β€³ $132.60

Item E1203 – 1 1/2β€³ x 13 1/2β€³ – 46β€³ $92.18

Item E1205 – 1 1/2β€³ x 17 1/4β€³ – 36β€³ $92.18

Item E1206 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 46 1/2β€³ $101.81

Item E1207 – 1 1/2β€³ x 13 3/4β€³ – 37 1/4β€³ $128.05

Rack E Tier 2

Item E2201 – 1 1/4β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 44 1/2β€³

Rack E Tier 4

Item E4211 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 38 3/4β€³

Item E4212 – 1 1/2β€³ x 13 3/4β€³ – 43β€³

Item E4213 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12 1/4β€³ – 43 1/4β€³

Item E4215 – 1 1/2β€³ x 16 1/4β€³ – 36 3/4β€³

Item E4218 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 45 1/2β€³

Rack D Tier 1

Item C157 – 2” x 11 1/4β€³ – 59 1/2β€³ $209.18

Item C172 – 2” x 16 3/4β€³ – 56β€³ $293.13

Item C165 – 2” x 12 1/4β€³ – 63 1/2β€³ $243.09

Item C175 – 2” x 16 3/4β€³ – 61β€³ $319.30

Item C171 – 2” x 15 1/4β€³ – 51 3/4β€³ $246.62

Item D1201 – 2β€³ x 15 1/4β€³ – 60 1/2β€³ $288.32

Item D1202 – 2β€³ x 18 3/4β€³ – 52 1/2β€³ $230.78

Rack D Tier 2

Item C169 – 2” x 15 1/2β€³ – 53β€³ $192.60

Item C168 – 2” x 15 1/2β€³ – 55 1/4β€³ $267.62

Item C159 – 2” x 10 1/2β€³ – 51 3/4β€³ $209.43

Item C161 – 2” x 12 3/4β€³ – 53β€³ $211.17

Item C164 – B3 – 2” x 16β€³ – 52β€³ $195.06

Rack D Tier 3

Item C149 – 2” x 15β€³ – 64 1/2β€³ $302.34

Item C131-B1 – 2” x 14β€³ – 65 3/4β€³ $143.83

Item C140 – 2” x 15 3/4β€³ – 49β€³ $180.93

Rack D Tier 4

Item F118 – 2β€³ x 12β€³ – 68β€³ $255.00

Item F101 – 2β€³ x 6β€³ – 64 1/4β€³ $120.47

Item C116 – 2” x 11β€³ – 67 1/2β€³ $286.17

Item D4201 – 2” x 13 3/4β€³ – 61 3/4β€³ $199.06

Item D4212– 2” x 17 3/4β€³ – 48 1/2β€³ $269.02

Item D4213– 2” x 21 1/2β€³ – 48β€³ $132.58

Item D4214– 2” x 19 3/4β€³ – 48β€³ $222.25

Rack D Tier 6

Item D6212– 2 1/2” x 20 3/4β€³ – 55 3/4β€³ $339.01

Item D6213– 2 1/2” x 20 3/4β€³ – 55β€³ $334.45

Item D6215– 2 1/2” x 17 3/4β€³ – 55β€³ $381.35

Rack D Tier 7

Item C147BM – 2” x 18 1/2β€³ – 63β€³ $182.11

Item C148BM – 2” x 18 3/4β€³ – 63β€³ $184.57

Item C117A-BM – 2” x 17β€³ – 53β€³ $140.78

Item C117B-BM – 2” x 17 1/2β€³ – 58β€³ $158.59

Item C117C-BM – 2” x 21β€³ – 61β€³ $200.16

Item C117D-BM – 2” x 21 1/2β€³ – 61β€³ $204.92

Rack C Tier 0

Item C0212 – 1” x 10β€³ – 62β€³ $53.28

Item C0213 – 1” x 11 1/2β€³ – 62β€³ $83.58

Item C0214 – 1” x 12β€³ – 62β€³ $58.13

Item C0216 – 1” x 13β€³ – 62β€³ $62.67

Item C0217 – 1” x 17 1/2β€³ – 66 1/2β€³ $90.92

Item C0219 – 1” x 13β€³ – 62β€³ $62.97

Item C02110 – 1” x 12 1/2β€³ – 57β€³ $55.66

Item C02111 – 1” x 12β€³ – 62β€³ $87.21

Item C02113 – 1” x 9β€³ – 61 1/2β€³ $43.24

Item C02114 – 1” x 11β€³ – 65β€³ $83.81

Item C02118 – 1” x 10β€³ – 67β€³ $78.54

Item C02123 – 1” x 9 1/2β€³ – 68β€³ $100.94

Item C02124 – 1” x 10 1/2β€³ – 61β€³ $50.04

Item C02127 – 1” x 9 1/2β€³ – 67β€³ $49.73

Item C02129 – 1” x 9 1/4β€³ – 64 1/2β€³ $93.22

Item C02130 – 1” x 10 3/4β€³ – 64 1/2β€³ $81.28

Item C02131 – 1” x 10 1/2β€³ – 63β€³ $51.68

Item C02132 – 1” x 9β€³ – 65β€³ $45.70

Item C02134 – 1” x 8 3/4β€³ – 66β€³ $67.70

Item C02136 – 1” x 9 1/2β€³ – 66 1/2β€³ $74.06

Item C02137 – 1” x 11 3/4β€³ – 64β€³ $58.75

Item C02139 – 1” x 10β€³ – 60β€³ $93.75

Item C02140 – 1” x 10 1/2β€³ – 67β€³ $82.47

Item C02141 – 1” x 9 1/4β€³ – 64β€³ $92.50

Item C02146 – 1” x 10 1/2β€³ – 68β€³ $55.78

Item C02149 – 1” x 10 3/4β€³ – 58β€³ $48.71

Rack C Tier 1

Item C118 – 1 1/2” x 9β€³ – 60β€³ $126.56

Item C126 – 1 1/2” x 10 1/4β€³ – 51 1/4β€³ $123.12

Item C122 – 1 1/2” x 13 1/2β€³ – 60β€³ $142.43

Item F116 – 1 1/2β€³ x 9 1/2β€³ – 59 1/2β€³ $163.39

Item F113 – 1 1/2β€³ x 8 3/4β€³ – 68 1/2β€³ $70.24

Item F109 – 1 1/2” x 7β€³ – 61β€³ $100.08

Item F107 – 1 1/2” x 7 3/4β€³ – 53β€³ $96.27

Item F104 – 1 1/2” x 8β€³ – 68 1/2β€³ $64.22

Item C1202 – 1 1/2β€³ x 10 3/4β€³ – 60β€³ $151.17

Item C1202 – 1 1/2β€³ x 10 3/4β€³ – 60β€³ $87.41

Item C1203 – 1 1/2β€³ x 13 1/2β€³ – 55 1/4β€³ $251.37

Item C1204 – 1 1/2β€³ x 16 1/4β€³ – 66β€³ $251.37

Item C1205 – 1 1/2β€³ x 11 1/2β€³ – 61β€³ $82.21

Item C1206 – 1 1/2β€³ x 17 3/4β€³ – 71β€³ $295.37

Rack C Tier 2

Item C1206 – 1 1/2β€³ x 17 3/4β€³ – 71β€³ $127.83

Item C2203 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14β€³ – 64β€³ $157.55

Item C2205 – 1 1/2β€³ x 13β€³ – 71β€³ $272.19

Item C2208 – 1 1/2β€³ x 18 1/2β€³ – 57β€³ $216.33

Item C22011 – 1 1/2β€³ x 16β€³ – 63 1/2β€³ $123.57

Rack C Tier 3

Item C3209 – 1 1/2β€³ x 17 3/4β€³ – 66 1/2β€³ $138.33

Item C32113 – 1 1/2β€³ x 19 1/2β€³ – 50 1/4β€³ $124.40

Item C32114– 1 1/2β€³ x 20 3/4β€³ – 50 3/4β€³ $133.69

Item C32115 – 1 1/2β€³ x 19 3/4β€³ – 51 3/4β€³ $92.27

Item C32117 – 1 1/2β€³ x 11 1/4β€³ – 58 1/4β€³ $124.83

Item C32118– 1 1/2β€³ x 11 1/4β€³ – 61 1/4β€³ $195.41

Item C32120– 1 1/2β€³ x 10 1/4β€³ – 65 1/2β€³ $127.89

Rack C Tier 4

Item C4201 – 2β€³ x 12β€³ – 58β€³ $268.25

Item C4202 – 2β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 53 3/4β€³ $182.72

Item C4203 – 1 3/4β€³ x 15β€³ – 66 1/2β€³ $107.05

Item C4206 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 63β€³ $214.10

Item C4218 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 63β€³ $214.10

Item C4219– 1 1/2β€³ x 13β€³ – 65 1/2β€³ $108.10

Item C42110 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 65 1/2β€³ $155.96

Item C42113– 1 1/2β€³ x 11 3/4β€³ – 55β€³ $82.04

Item C42114 – 1 1/2β€³ x 15 1/4β€³ – 54 1/2β€³ $105.51

Rack C Tier 5

Item C5204 – 1 1/2β€³ x 16 3/4β€³ – 69β€³ $135.44

Item C5207 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 69β€³ $202.15

Rack C Tier 6

Item C6202 – 1 1/4β€³ x 11 1/2β€³ – 57β€³ $96.05

Item C6204 – 1 1/4β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 56β€³ $80.66

Item C6205 – 1 1/4β€³ x 16β€³ – 56 3/4β€³ $88.67

Item C6211– 1 1/2β€³ x 15β€³ – 54 1/2β€³ $103.78

Item C6212 – 1 1/2β€³ x 17 1/4β€³ – 53 3/4β€³ $83.70

Item C6213– 1 1/2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 53β€³ $83.73

Item C6214 – 1 1/2β€³ x 18β€³ – 53β€³ $86.13

Item C6215– 1 1/2β€³ x 13 1/2β€³ – 52 3/4β€³ $64.29

Item C6216 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14 1/4β€³ – 52 1/2β€³ $67.54

Rack C Tier 7

Item C7211 – 3β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 61β€³ $250.20

Rack B Tier 0

Item B0211 – 1” x 15β€³ – 86β€³ $194.93

Item B0212 – 1” x 14β€³ – 89β€³ $188.28

Item B0213 – 1” x 12β€³ – 88β€³ $112.79

Item B0214 – 1” x 10β€³ – 92β€³ $98.26

Item B0215 – 1” x 11β€³ – 94β€³ $110.44

Item B0216 – 1” x 9β€³ – 92β€³ $88.44

Item B0217 – 1” x 13β€³ – 91 1/2β€³ $127.05

Item B0219 – 1” x 12 1/2β€³ – 77β€³ $102.80

Item B02110 – 1” x 10β€³ – 80 1/2β€³ $85.98

Item B02111 – 1” x 12 1/2β€³ – 92β€³ $122.83

Item B02112 – 1” x 11β€³ – 88β€³ $122.83

Item B02113 – 1” x 9β€³ – 83β€³ $103.39

Item B02114 – 1” x 12β€³ – 87β€³ $111.51

Item B02116 – 1” x 10β€³ – 95β€³ $143.56

Item B02117 – 1” x 12 1/2β€³ – 86β€³ $114.82

Item B02118 – 1” x 11β€³ – 75 1/2β€³ $192.51

Item B02119 – 1” x 11β€³ – 85β€³ $99.67

Item B02120 – 1” x 10 1/2β€³ – 94 1/8β€³ $105.56

Item B02121 – 1” x 11 1/2β€³ – 85 1/2β€³ $105.02

Item B02122 – 1” x 10β€³ – 93β€³ $99.33

Item B02123 – 1” x 11β€³ – 95β€³ $111.61

Item B02124 – 1” x 9β€³ – 80β€³ $140.65

Item B02125 – 1” x 11 1/2β€³ – 70β€³ $85.98

Item B02126 – 1” x 9 3/4β€³ – 81β€³ $119.34

Item B02127 – 1” x 9 3/4β€³ – 85β€³ $125.23

Item B02128 – 1” x 10β€³ – 73β€³ $77.97

Item B02129 – 1” x 9 1/2β€³ – 82β€³ $83.20

Item B02130 – 1” x 10 1/2β€³ – 85β€³ $174.35

Item B02131 – 1” x 10 1/4β€³ – 80β€³ $87.58

Item B02132 – 1” x 7 3/4β€³ – 80β€³ $66.22

Item B02133 – 1” x 8 3/4β€³ – 81β€³ $75.70

Item B02134 – 1” x 9β€³ – 82β€³ $144.17

Item B02135 – 1” x 5 1/2β€³ – 81β€³ $67.32

Item B02115 – 1” x 9β€³ – 80 1/2β€³ $77.38

Rack B Tier 1

Item B130 – 2β€³ x 13 1/2β€³ – 94β€³ $495.79

Item B122 – 1 3/4β€³ x 14β€³ – 93 1/2β€³ $531.01

Item B125 – 2β€³ x 11β€³ – 84β€³ $428.38

Item B111 – 2β€³ x 15β€³ – 78β€³ $249.93

Item B1202 – 2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 72β€³ $269.15

Rack B Tier 2

Item B115 – 2β€³ x 13β€³ – 78β€³ $216.60

Item B108 – 2β€³ x 14β€³ – 75β€³ $317.33

Item B109 – 2β€³ x 14β€³ – 79β€³ $334.26

Item B106 – 2β€³ x 16β€³ – 78β€³ $266.59

Item 117A – 2β€³ x 20β€³ – 88β€³ $375.96

Item 117B – 2β€³ x 19β€³ – 84 1/2β€³ $342.95

Item 117C – 2β€³ x 11 3/4β€³ – 88β€³ $220.87

Item B2211 – 2β€³ x 15β€³ – 90 3/4β€³ $437.11

Rack B Tier 3

Item B120 – 2β€³ x 6 1/2β€³ – 82β€³ $208.24

Item E123 – 2β€³ x 8 3/4β€³ – 77β€³ $263.23

Item E132 – 2β€³ x 11 3/4β€³ – 80β€³ $284.09

Item B3201 – 2β€³ x 19 3/4β€³ – 72β€³ $284.09

Item B3203 – 2β€³ x 13 1/4β€³ – 95β€³ $303.76

Item B3204 – 2β€³ x 18β€³ – 88 1/4β€³ $491.79

Item B3211 – 2β€³ x 18β€³ – 88 3/4β€³ $480.08

Item B3212 – 2β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 86β€³ $362.57

Rack B Tier 4

Item B4202 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12β€³ – 73 1/4β€³ $199.24

Item B4203 – 1 1/2β€³ x 11 1/4β€³ – 84 1/4β€³ $214.84

Item B4204 – 1 1/2β€³ x 11 1/4β€³ – 76β€³ $250.53

Item B4206 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 72β€³ $311.19

Item B4208 – 1 1/2β€³ x 13 3/4β€³ – 75β€³ $358.57

Item B42011 – 1 1/2β€³ x 10 1/2β€³ – 88β€³ $270.75

Item B42015 – 1 1/2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 85β€³ $240.83

Rack B Tier 5

Item B5200 – 2β€³ x 13 3/4β€³ – 88β€³ $472.74

Item B5202 – 2β€³ x 15 1/4β€³ – 88β€³ $286.67

Item B5203 – 2β€³ x 15β€³ – 89β€³ $285.17

Item B5204 – 2β€³ x 13 3/4β€³ – 89β€³ $261.41

Item B5205 – 2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 83β€³ $596.44

Item B5208 – 2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 83 1/2β€³ $312.14

Item B52010 – 2β€³ x 12 3/4β€³ – 83 1/2β€³ $321.75

Item B7201 – 2β€³ x 31β€³ – 90β€³ $1293.48

Item B5211 – 2β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 91 3/4β€³ $301.94

Rack B Tier 6

Item B6212 – 2 3/4” x 24 1/2β€³ – 90 1/2β€³ $651.24

Item B6213 – 2 1/2” x 17 1/2β€³ – 85β€³ $726.45

Item B6214 – 2 3/4” x 23 3/4β€³ – 91β€³ $634.79

Item B6215 – 2 3/4” x 20 1/4β€³ – 82 1/2β€³ $490.69

Item B6216 – 2 1/2” x 23 3/4β€³ – 84β€³ $532.69

Rack A Tier 0

Item A0216 – 1β€³ x 11β€³ – 114β€³ $166.22

Item A0213 – 1β€³ x 13β€³ – 110β€³ $257.00

Item A0215 – 1β€³ x 10 1/2" $211.35

Item A0216 – 1β€³ x 11β€³ – 114β€³ $173.12

Item A0219 – 1β€³ x 9β€³ – 112β€³ $223.16

Rack A Tier 1

Item A7201 – 1 1/2β€³ x 17 1/4β€³ – 150β€³ $697.55

Item A7202 – 2β€³ x 12 3/4β€³ – 151β€³ $692.02

Item A7203 – 2β€³ x 19 1/2β€³ – 139β€³ $748.40

Item A1212 – 2β€³ x 14 1/4β€³ – 97β€³ $650.28

Rack A Tier 2

Item A2201 – 2β€³ x 20 1/4β€³ – 96β€³ $536.76

Item A2203 – 2β€³ x 17 3/4β€³ – 99 1/2β€³ $634.82

Item A2205 – 2β€³ x 14β€³ – 125β€³ $483.19

Item A2206 – 2β€³ x 12β€³ – 121 1/2β€³ $402.57

Item A2209 – 2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 122β€³ $522.13

Rack A Tier 3

Item A3202 – 2β€³ x 16 1/2β€³ – 103β€³ $469.25

Item A3203 – 2β€³ x 15β€³ – 106β€³ $439.02

Item A3204 – 2β€³ x 15β€³ – 95 1/2β€³ $514.90

Item A3205 – 2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 107β€³ $480.76

Item A3206 – 2β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 122β€³ $496.86

Item A3208 – 2β€³ x 16 1/2β€³ – 123β€³ $729.49

Item A3209 – 2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 99β€³ Burl $807.32

Rack A Tier 4

Item A109 – 1 1/2β€³ x 10 1/2β€³ – 97β€³ $338.23

Item A110 – 1 1/2β€³ x 9 3/4β€³ – 97β€³ $314.07

Item A111 – 2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 97β€³ $519.43

Item 10A – 2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 107 1/2β€³ $462.21

Item 10B – 2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 108β€³ 462.21

Item 11B – 1 1/2β€³ x 16β€³ – 105β€³ Slab $452.90

Item 15G – 2β€³ x 15 1/4β€³ – 130β€³ $877.81

Rack A Tier 5

Item A5211 – 2β€³ x 17 3/4β€³ – 124 1/2β€³ $648.31

Item A5212 – 2β€³ x 16 3/4β€³ – 123 3/4β€³ $1097.51

Item A5213 – 2β€³ x 19β€³ – 124β€³ $691.18

Item A5214 – 2β€³ x 17 1/2β€³ – 127 3/4β€³ $1249.70

Item A5215 – 1 1/2β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 127 3/4β€³ $750.02

Rack A Tier 6

Item A6211 – 2β€³ x 15 1/4β€³ – 109β€³ $487.65

Item A6212 – 2β€³ x 17β€³ – 106 1/4β€³ $689.82

Item A6213 – 2β€³ x 19 1/4β€³ – 106β€³ $598.62

Item A6214 – 2β€³ x 18β€³ – 105 1/4β€³ $723.53

Item A6215 – 2β€³ x 15 3/4β€³ – 105 1/4β€³ $501.33

Item A6216 – 2β€³ x 15 3/4β€³ – 107 1/4β€³ $645.12

Item A6217 – 2β€³ x 14 1/4β€³ – 107β€³ $717.32

Item A6218 – 2β€³ x 14 1/4β€³ – 109 3/4β€³ $828.07

Item A62110 – 2β€³ x 16 3/4β€³ – 108 3/4β€³ $964.48

Item A62111 – 2β€³ x 17β€³ – 109β€³ $707.68

Item A62112 – 2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 104 1/2β€³ $762.01

Rack A Tier 7

Item A7211 – 3β€³ x 17β€³ – 97 1/2β€³ $1429.81

Item A7212 – 3β€³ x 17 1/4β€³ – 98β€³ $949.44

Item A7213 – 3β€³ x 18 1/4β€³ – 99β€³ $779.47

Item A7214 – 3β€³ x 20 1/4β€³ – 107 1/4β€³ $936.97

Item A7215 – 3β€³ x 19β€³ – 105 3/4β€³ $1564.49

Item A7216 – 3β€³ x 18 3/4β€³ – 106β€³ $1714.48

Item B2 – 7β€³ x 16 1/2β€³ – 104β€³ $4692.19

Item 9155 – 5 3/4β€³ x 11 3/4β€³ – 89 1/4β€³ $1790.14

Item 9158 – 5 1/2β€³ x 13β€³ – 117β€³ $2287.44

Item 1324 – 5 1/4β€³ x 11 1/2β€³ – 96β€³ $1449.00

Item 1325 – 3 3/4β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 103 1/2β€³ $1159.67

Item 1328 – 4 3/4β€³ x 16 1/4β€³ – 88β€³ $1873.93

Item 1634 – 2 1/2β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 95β€³ $1873.93

Item 1639 – 4 13/16β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 89 5/8β€³

Item 1646 – 5 1/4β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 88 1/2β€³

Item Cedar – 5 1/2β€³ x 11 3/4β€³ – 140 1/2β€³ $1276.85

Item AJ1 – Alligator Juniper – 5 1/2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 110 1/2β€³ $1774.45

Item Shelf 2– 1 1/2β€³ x 9 1/2β€³ Average – 47 1/4β€³ $116.89

Item Shelf 3 – 1 1/2β€³ x 9 1/4β€³ Average – 47 1/4β€³ $113.82

Item Shelf 4 – 1β€³ x 7 1/4β€³ Average – 54 1/2β€³ $58.99

Item 1319 – 3 1/2β€³ x 12 3/4β€³ – 72β€³ $753.05

Item 1513 – 4 1/4β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 62 3/4β€³ $625.05

Item 1533 – 4β€³ x 15β€³ – 75 1/2β€³ $1769.53

Item 1535 – 4 1/2β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 79 1/2β€³ $1516.25

Item 1600 – 4β€³ x 16β€³ – 62β€³ $1550.00

Item 1607 – 5β€³ x 14β€³ – 78 1/4β€³ $1283.79

Item 1608 – 3 1/2β€³ x 13β€³ – 81β€³ $1007.75

Item 1609 – 3 1/2β€³ x 12 3/4β€³ – 80 1/2β€³ $926.14

Item 1614 – 5β€³ x 14 1/2β€³ – 75 1/2β€³ $1325.67

Item 1616 – 4 1/4β€³ x 14 3/4β€³ – 74β€³ $1087.24

Item 1623 – 3β€³ x 13β€³ – 78β€³ $712.97

Item 1631 – 4 5/8β€³ x 15β€³ – 75β€³ $1432.21

Item 1633 – 3 3/4β€³ x 13 1/4β€³ – 68β€³ $923.88

Item 1635 – 3 3/8β€³ x 13β€³ – 70β€³ $911.78

Item 1636 – 4 1/2β€³ x 14 1/4β€³ – 74 1/2β€³ $1418.26

Item 1640 – 4 13/16β€³ x 14 1/4β€³ – 73 1/4β€³ $1528.86

Item 1641 – 3β€³ x 15 1/2β€³ – 75 1/4β€³ $820.11

Item 1642 – 3 3/4β€³ x 12 1/2β€³ – 59 1/2β€³ $762.63

Item 1643 – 3β€³ x 14β€³ – 72 1/2β€³ $1022.93

Item 1644 – 4 5/8β€³ x 12β€³ – 70 3/4β€³ $920.30

Item 1645 – 4 3/4β€³ x 14β€³ – 73 1/2 $1527.42

Mesquite Flooring Basic Installation

Concrete Sub‐floor Glue Down

  • Moisture test concrete sub‐floor.
  • Float floor flat to ¼” inch in an 8 foot radius
  • Using a 1/8”x¼”x¼” square notched trowel, spread adhesive over a 2 foot by 2 foot area. Install planks in adhesive and continue process until entire area is installed.
  • Roll floor with 50 lb. To 80 lb. roller to make sure adhesive makes good contact with flooring. Do not allow traffic for a minimum of 8 hours on floor or as recommended by Manufacturer of adhesive.
  • Let adhesive set up overnight before starting the sanding process.
  • Sand with 60 grit paper to flatten.
  • Apply Filler (Wood Flour with floor sawdust mix) or you can use cherry or black walnut wood fill to fill cracks. If filling large cracks and knots you can use System Three epoxy for a more natural appearance.
  • Sand with 80 grit to flatten filler, finish with 120 grit.
  • Seal floor with floor polyurethane such as Dura Seal, Waterlox or Tung Oil per manufactures recommendations

Hardwood Flooring Grade Description

Strip Wood Flooring

#1 and Better

Will have clear and possibly small knots, checks and other natural defects allowed, along with the natural varying color of the wood. Sapwood is not allowed on finished surfaces. Lengths vary from 9 inches to 48 inches with tongue and groove. Ends are square cut.Β On average the lengths will vary between 16β€³ – 22β€³.

Mill Run

Will have semi clear, small to large knots, checks and other natural defects allowed, along with the natural varying color of the wood. Sapwood is not allowed on finished surfaces. Lengths vary from 9 inches to 48 inches with tongue and groove. Ends are square cut. On average the lengths willΒ vary betweenΒ 16β€³ – 22β€³.

End Grain Flooring

Wood Blocks – Only one grade available.Β  Knots, checks and other natural defects are allowed. Partly filled with black epoxy. Β Width is 3 inches andΒ lengths from 2 inches to 5 inches.

Products are 1/2 inch in thickness.
All material is of 100% South Texas origin.

Mesquite Wood Flooring Hardness & Stability

Relative Hardness of Selected Wood Flooring Species

The Janka (or side) hardness test measures the force required to embed a .444 – inch steel wall to half its diameter in wood. It is one of the best measurements of the ability of a wood species to withstand denting and wear. By the same token, it is also a good indicator of how hard or easy a species is to saw or nail. Northern Red Oak, for example, has a Janka hardness rating of 1290. Brazilian Cherry, with a rating of 2350, is nearly twice as hard. If you’re accustomed to working with Red Oak and decide to tackle a job with Brazilian Cherry, you can expect it to be much harder to cut and nail.

Wood Species Rating
Ipe 3680
Brazilian Teak 3540
Brazilian Cherry (jatoba) 2820
Live Oak 2680
Purpleheart 2520
Spotted Gum 2473
Mesquite 2345
Santos Mahogany 2200
Sydney Blue Gum 2023
Merbau 1925
Jarrah 1910
Hickory/Pecan 1820
Padauk 1725
Wenge 1630
Brazilian Maple 1500
Sapele 1500
Hard Maple 1450
Australian Cypress 1375
White Oak 1360
Tasmanian Oak 1350
White Ash 1320
Beech 1300
Red Oak (Northern) 1290
Birch 1260
Iroko 1260
Antique Heart Pine 1225
Thai/Burmese Teak 1078
American Black Walnut 1010
Black Cherry 950
Southern Yellow Pine (Longleaf) 870
Southern Yellow Pine (Loblolly & Shortleaf) 690
Douglas Fir 660

.Source: Hardness ratings for most species taken from Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material (Agriculture Handbook 72, Forest Product Laboratory, Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture; revised 1987). Except for Australian Cypress, Wenge, African Padauk, Merbau and Santos Mahogany, which were provided by International Hardwood Flooring; Heart Pine by Mountain Lumber and Mesquite by Mesquite Products of Texas.

Douglas Fir rating is an average of ratings for coast, Interior West and Interior North species.

Relative Stability of Selected Wood Flooring Species

(Ranked by percentage of tangential shrinkage from green to oven-dry moisture content)

The numbers in the chart reflect the dimensional change coefficient for the various species, measured as tangential shrinkage or swelling within normal moisture content limits of 6 – 14 percent. Tangential change values will normally reflect changes in plainsawn wood. Quartersawn wood will usually be more dimensionally stable than plainsawn.

The dimensional change coefficient can be used to calculate expected shrinkage or swelling. Simply multiply the change in moisture content by the change coefficient, than multiply by the width of the board.

Example: A mesquite (change coefficient – .00129) board 5 inches wide experiences a moisture content change from 6 to 9 percent – a change of 3 percentage points.

(Calculation: 3 x .00129 = .00387 x 5 = .019 inches).

In actual practice, however, change would be diminished in a complete floor, as the boards’ proximity to each other tends to restrain movement. The chart is best used for comparison.

* Although some tropical woods such as Australian Cypress, Brazilian Cherry, Merbau and Wenge appear in this chart to have excellent moisture stability compared to domestic oak, actual installations of many of these woods have demonstrated significant movement in use. To avoid problems later, extra care should be taken to inform potential users of these tendencies prior to purchase.

Wood Species Rating
Beech 11.9
Jarrah 11.0
White Oak 10.5
Hard Maple 9.9
Yellow Birch 9.5
Hickory/Pecan 8.9
Brazilian Maple 8.8
Northern Red Oak 8.6
Brazilian Cherry (jatoba) 8.5
Bubinga 8.4
Brazilian Walnut (Ipe) 8.0
White Ash 7.8
American Black Walnut 7.8
Brazilian Teak 7.6
Southern Yellow Pine 7.5
Sapele 7.4
Douglas Fir 7.3
Black Cherry 7.1
Santos Mahogany 6.2
Purpleheart 6.1
Thai/Burmese Teak 5.8
Wenge 5.8
Padauk 5.2
Merbau 4.6
Iroko 3.8
Mesquite 3.2
Australian Cypress 2.8

.Source: stability ratings taken from Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material (Agriculture Handbook 72, Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; revised 1987).