I just got back from a trip to the Northern California coast to get some wood.
I think I found treasure. Looks like it should be some good stuff.
The wood is Cascara that was salvaged from a home site being cleared.
Most people know of Cascara as it is used for herbal remedies. The bark makes a real strong laxative.
The wood is real dense and will be whitish with an orange tint. My guess is that the figure will surpass any quilted maple I have ever seen.