My brother here is splitting a white oak drum last year. 24 inch diameter, you could drive right up to the tree, zero rot.
What a score! Believe it or not we got it off of craigslist. Took two or three whacks to bust the drum in two with the Fiskars maul but, basically no Problema. Once the drum was split it only took one what to quarter the drum. Easy street.
We got three Nissan truck loads off of this tree. I wish, I only wish, that all the craigslist ads were as good as this one.