I picked up a lot of dunnage from a gut who says it was coming from Europe and he was calling it "European hardwood", which it does appear to be hard wood.
The first pic is of a piece of very dense (on the order of lignum or rosewood) and in fact I thought maybe it was rosewood. It has purple lines running thru it.
The second is of a spalted wood not real hard, kind of maple-looking. (It's been bookmartched)
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