The other day i was driving along and saw a few big logs hangin out on the side of the road. From the road it looked like black locust but when i finally went and picked it up with my truck, it looked like some sort of apple wood. The wood was like a pinkish, red color. I was very excited to open the logs up and get some slabs out of it as I have been looking to make a natural edge bench. Upon slabbing the wood and finally planing it, I found that the wood had a grain reminiscent of maple. The bark also is reminiscent of maple. But the wood is pink! A co-worker of mine who has been doing woodwork for years said that it may be some sort of maple. There are carpenter ants inside which seem to have been making a home in there for quite some time. So I don’t know if there is any correlation between the ants and the color? The wood is also very dense and quite hard. Does anyone know what this wood may be or have any suggestions? Thanks and God bless. I will post some pictures as soon as I get some that are sufficient. Thanks again.
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