In this case it could be what ever you think it is. One of my coworkers brought this to me. I don't have a clue as to what kind of wood it is. Anyone have a guess? It was a branch from some trimming that they did. The pith is still in the bottem so will watch it to see what happens. It has been drying for about 6 months. 5 1/2 tall X 3 1/2 wide. Sanded to 320, sanding sealer and Beal buffed only.