Mesquite was "rediscovered" in the last decade, and has grown to be an extremely popular wood in Texas. This popularity is for good reason- the wood itself has beautiful red coloration and grain patterns that is interesting yet unobtrusive. The wood is also very well-behaved, barely warping or checking at all while drying. Woodworkers love mesquite because it is a very hard wood, but is not hard to cut or work with. Mesquite is being considered a renewable resource in Texas because it grows quickly, and a number of ranchers are considering growing mesquite for lumber harvest.
Probably the only shortcoming of Mesquite is the shortage of large, straight trees needed for larger lumber. Most Mesquite tress are very crooked and gnarly, and thus most mesquite lumber is limited in length. Texana deals extensively in mesquite lumber and can provide some of the best mesquite available.
Cypress wood is known for its weather resistance, and was used for nearly all the wooden siding used on Texas homes around the turn of the century. This wood is so resilient that this siding is still in good condition after 100 years of exposure to the weather. Texana recycles this old siding for use in home resorations projects or new homes that want that classic old Texas look. Texana also provides new cypress lumber milled from local cypress trees.
Texas Black Walnut
Texas black walnut trees once were plentiful along Texas riverbottom lands, but most were were harvested for their lumber many years ago. Like recycled pine, Texana occcasionally comes across a supply of old Texas walnut, or the occasional remaining tree that needs to be removed. Texas walnut is similar to regular black walnut, but typically has a much darker color and more distinct grain pattern.
Pecan is the state tree of Texas, and provides a beautiful white to light-brown colored wood. In certain regions where Pecan is plentiful, entire houses used to be framed in Pecan wood. Pecan is an excellent choice for those wanting an authentic Texas wood for their home or project.
Hackberry is a tree that is plentiful in Texas but is still somewhat undiscovered as a wood. Hackberry is a hardwood with a milky white to light yellow color and a unique feathery grain pattern. As it is not a popular wood (yet), Texana does not normally deal in it but can provide it at the customer's request.
Before purchasing live oak lumber, ask yourself if you really need the headache! Live oak has a beautiful twisted grain pattern and pleasant light-brown coloration, but is extremely hard and dense, and is very difficult to keep from warping. Live oak is another wood Texana does not normally deal in, but can be provided at the customer's request.