A local contractor in my town had been tearing down and old apartment complex for the past several months. Tonight as I was coming home from work as I passed by the site I see that they cut down about 8-10 very large trees to make room for the new complex they plan to build. The piles of wood was tremendous. I decided to pull into the lot to see if I might be able to pick up a piece to put on the lathe. I talked to the man in charge and he said I was welcome to help myself to a couple of pieces. I found this log right up front and he cut me off two logs about 14 inches long. They are about 12 inches across as well. I asked if he knew what kind it was but he was not sure. He thought the trees could be....Hickory...Ash...or Sweet Gum.
Can anyone here tell what this is?
I brought it home and sealed the ends right away. It has some very good looking grain....any ideas?