anybody recognize this burl ?

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@Mr. Peet thinks it might be elm. I'm clueless (story of my life). Pic was sent to me for ID

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does not have the typical eye voids of elm. but IDing burl from a picture is a fools game. JMO looks like washed out pic???
 

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does not have the typical eye voids of elm. but IDing burl from a picture is a fools game. JMO looks like washed out pic???
Yeah, I agree on both counts (pic id of burl and washed out pic). Mark thinks maybe it's elm w/ a walnut stain. I'm sticking with being clueless.
 

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If Paul is without an decent educated guess then there's no hope for us lay people. Anyway, my favorite name for wood like this is "Mine". :sarcastic:
 

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Wych elm and big leaf maple were my thoughts but needed closer, magnified look at the grain. Some of the growth ring lines look wide enough to be a ring porous wood, but not clear enough to say. Elm has ulmiform graining seen in flat-stock and in burls. Better resolution needed to see if it is there. The dimensions also are why I went with the two species mentioned thus far. Burl is on a deck top, 4 pieces (2 book matched and then the other 2 book matched), each estimated to be 9"- 10" wide by x 60" long. Need big burl for that.
 
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