I found out today that the wood came from an ancient house that Uncle Brad tore down years ago. He could only tell me of the wood having nail holes in it .
He'll be returning home this week . I'll be certain to ask him to look it over closely and give me a detailed description of the wood ,,,,,,,splits, cracks ,knotholes and such .
Scott , I'll see if he would be willing to part with part of it and let you know as soon as possible.