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So I have a piece of wood and I need help to find out just what type it is. So here is the background story on the wood, maybe it will help. So let me start off by saying that I live in VA and maybe it might be a local wood. Around 2003 my father was doing painting for an older women who's husband had past away. Which he found this hunk of wood and ask if he could have it and where did it come from. She said that it had been laying around under her house as long as she could remember and that her husband was a woodworker along time ago. So he took it and put it under our house, thinking that it maybe a good piece of wood to do a taxidermy mount on. I found it laying in the dirt in the crawlspace wrapped in a tarp. Took it home sanded it down in which the color went from a white/yellow color to a orange/red. All I did was put wipe on poly. And this is what it looks like, amazing. The black and dark spots are very hard to sand but some of it is so soft you can almost dent with your nail. HELP NEEDED.

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Picture isn't very clear. My guess is it is a walnut burl.
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So I have a piece of wood and I need help to find out just what type it is. So here is the background story on the wood, maybe it will help. So let me start off by saying that I live in VA and maybe it might be a local wood. Around 2003 my father was doing painting for an older women who's husband had past away. Which he found this hunk of wood and ask if he could have it and where did it come from. She said that it had been laying around under her house as long as she could remember and that her husband was a woodworker along time ago. So he took it and put it under our house, thinking that it maybe a good piece of wood to do a taxidermy mount on. I found it laying in the dirt in the crawlspace wrapped in a tarp. Took it home sanded it down in which the color went from a white/yellow color to a orange/red. All I did was put wipe on poly. And this is what it looks like, amazing. The black and dark spots are very hard to sand but some of it is so soft you can almost dent with your nail. HELP NEEDED.
It looks like snake wood to me
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