I was given a slab of wood that is about 9' long by 21" deep by 3.25" thick from my neighbor and I thought it would be fun to restore the wood and make a workbench out of it. I sent an email to a few of my family and friends asking if they knew what kind of wood I was given. A few thought it was Oak, my father disagrees, however does not know what it is. I asked a wood smith and he agreed it is definitely not oak, maybe a maple or pine. Can anyone help identify this slab of wood?
Attached are two additional photos that I'm hoping to use as a guide in creating my table legs. I'm playing with the idea of doing four table legs but using the same concept. The only downfall I can see is the horizontal support beams might get in the way when sitting on a bench. Anyone have any recommendations or thoughts?