the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
hackberry / Celtis spp.
5" x 5" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" x 1" end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Strongly ring porous with a band of earlywood pores several pores thick, then dropping off to smaller pores in ulmiform bands. Hackberry as the closest thing to pure ulmiform bands outside of elm itself. Rays are very clear at 10X
Hobbit note: When I first saw hackberry it was in veneer form and I was absolutely convinced that it was American white ash that had been mislabelled. Since then I've observed that although the face grain is VERY similar to white ash, the end grain is unmistakably different.