Okay, pop quiz, hotshots. What species wood is this?
It was cut from a farm near Bellevue, Iowa. The property owner didn't know what it was. I took it because it came free with a load of walnut and cherry, also from his farm.
I've heard maybe white oak, but that doesn't seem right to me. I've tried The Encyclopedia of Wood, but I'm still not sure.
The board at left in the first pic has been planed; the rest is rough sawn.