Under normal circumstances I'd have broken it up as it would've made perfect fire-lighting kindling in these dark winter days.
I hate doing that though.
I decided to 'work' on it instead.
Needs a bit of tea staining to beef up the colour perhaps:
After which it looked like this:
That's to say, somewhat disappointing.
If in doubt paint it with white emulsion:
I have no idea why I've gone to all this trouble, but feel I may be developing some kind of compulsive disorder.
I've decided to store all the old baked bean tins and glass jars I've collected in it for now.