I"ve been scavenging the woods behind the house for old fallen logs I could turn. I cut a piece of this off a fallen tree. It appears to be oak. After removing the bark I found it had a big crack. I thought it might be cool to add some splines (splines are walnut) and turn it anyway. Well, I think it looked better in my head. If anyone happens to find this thing attractive let me know, its all yours.