My new Niece-in-law works for a New Holland tractor outfit. They get lots of equipment in on huge pallets. She asked it I would like the wood for fire wood. Of coarse, so they brought me some. Some is oak and some is this "Idon'tknowwhat" wood. I couldn't resist. I cut a chunk off of the piece the bowl is sitting on and turned it. It is pretty plain wood but not bad. I finished it with Wadco dark walnut and spray lacquer.