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What kind of wood is this? I got it from my cousin he has no idea what it is. TIA.

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lanwater ...

It looks exactly like my persimmon tree trunk.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

It looks like soft maple. put it through your bandsaw and see what the grain looks like

Jack ...

Looks like black locust.

Thorreain ...

Do you have a leaf? Where did he get it, ie the state.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Yeah im not a perfect diagnostic Person. So here is a Web page to look at http://galleryhip.com/tree-identification-by-bark.html

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Looks like this is what you have and this is oak

TonyCan ...

Here are some more pics. I ran it thru the bandsaw and it burned it smoked a little. Then I used my table saw smoked but did not leave burn marks. Then the last two are after a few passes thru the planer.

TonyCan ...

Jeff, that bark does seem the same. I am in Texas in the dfw area. Garland texas actually is where it came from no leaves. Been a couple weeks since it was cut down.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

You know the bark says oak. But the wood looks like brown maple? Humm i need to go back to school. Lol the best way to tell is by a leaf. Sorry im not helping but tried.

Steve66 ...

Black Locust

Thorreain ...

If it was north east I would have guessed sugar maple.

lwllms ...

How does it split? As someone who heats with wood and splits a lot of it, I think the wood and bark look like American elm. If it resists splitting, I’ll bet that’s what it is. Here’s a link to what elm bark looks like:
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/Pages/ulmame/ulmame5.shtml

Wes ...

Looks like persimmon to me.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

I hope you find out what it is. Do you have a botanical gardens around you. I know they usually help. Or what about going to a tree trimming company. Just more thoughts.

Jack ...

Images of cross section and bark of black locust. Hope we can solve this puzzle soon because I woke up at 5 this morning thinking about it. I might be a little compulsive. Ha Ha.