Locust?

yinpin

Burning Hunk
Jul 25, 2016
114
Kingsville, MD
My neighbor has this stack in his back yard and it looks a little like locust but I cannot confirm and he has no idea. What say the wood experts?
Locust.jpg
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,469
WI, Leroy
my thought also but colors over the net and monitors get a bit off. it's possible it could be honey locust but it is usually pink to lite red on an end cut. Then turns black after quite a bit of exposure to sun and elements.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,899
07462
It does have that maple heart wood spalt stain to it.
 

CincyBurner

Feeling the Heat
Mar 10, 2015
485
SW Ohio
chestnut oak ?
It looks like thick, ridged bark.
Any pics: leaves ? closeup of split wood ?
 
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PA. Woodsman

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2007
2,082
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
chestnut oak ?
It looks like thick, ridged bark.
Any pics: leaves ? closeup of split wood ?
That's along the lines I am thinking and want to see a split piece of the grain and closer shot of the bark, it looks very solid and thick barked like you said.
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,663
NNJ
Not locust.
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,663
NNJ
I'd also guess sugar maple. Are they heavy?
 

walhondingnashua

Burning Hunk
Jul 23, 2016
248
ohio
Vote for chestnut oak. Just cut and split a down one from behind the house. They are the only significantly large oaks in my woods left by the loggers 10 years ago.
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,663
NNJ
Definitely not locust. My first guess was white oak. Need to seen splits and end grain.
 

CincyBurner

Feeling the Heat
Mar 10, 2015
485
SW Ohio
I think I know what it might be.
Let us know how it splits by hand.
 

CincyBurner

Feeling the Heat
Mar 10, 2015
485
SW Ohio
I can't make out from the pic, but I was thinking it might be sweetgum.
Easy to rule out if it's not - sweetgum is real tough to split.