This method works with most types of wood, Ive split maple , Birch, spruce and fir. If you doing only cords a year this is a good little log splitting chopping block, now it wont replace a log splitter and its not intended to.
What would make it perfect is a trap door or sliding bottom for easy emptying- An awesome DIY bottle opener, perfect for outdoor parties. It even collects the bottle caps. Ideal Father's Day gift or project to make with Dad.