A Sawmill in the Arizona Desert?

Tumacacori Mesquite Sawmill has taken broad efforts to legally harvest and acquire mesquite biomass (material from mesquite trees to include limbs, stumps, roots, etc., which are by-products of land management or ecosystem restoration projects) and bring these unique mesquite treasures to our valued customers.

Tumacacori Mesquite, owned and operated by Art & Valerie, has produced mesquite lumber and craft products at this site for over 30 years.

"The Sawmill" commercially mills mesquite from logs to produce an ever changing inventory of mesquite lumber and to produce one of a kind fine mesquite interiors. The "scraps" or remnants, as we like to call them, are used to create a range of smaller craft items including our most popular items: cutting boards and crosses. Even the sawdust is utilized by a local organic farm!

Our base of operation is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona, in the historic community of Tumacacori, located 20 miles north of the Mexican border in the heart of the mesquite bosque (forest) region of the Sonoran Desert. Over the years, The Sawmill has become a destination for many visitors who enjoy seeing the transformation from mesquite logs to stunning one-of-a-kind heirlooms and learning about this true desert treasure.

Valerie Lavender