Big Leaf Maple (Extreme Spalt Figure)
As we assemble our inventory of locally harvested wood, we occasionally find spectacular pieces of figured maple that we identify as Extreme Spalted Maple.
These extraordinary pieces may have the undulating waves of Curly or Fiddleback Maple in combination with the beautiful meandering lines and dark and light patches of Spalted Maple.
These pieces are individually priced. Many craftspeople have purchased Extreme Spalted Maple for use in a wide variety of turned projects.
Because spalting is caused by the decay process and can be soft, care should be taken to stabilize any weaker areas of the wood.
Big Leaf Maple (Extreme Spalt Figure) Products
Note: our wood products are sold with no guarantee of moisture content.
It is important to recognize that spalting is caused by fungi, the group of organisms that includes yeasts and molds. There is not full consensus in the medical community on the potential health consequences of exposure to these organisms. If you have a compromised immune systems, allergies, asthma, other lung disease, or medical concerns, please consult your physician before working with spalted wood. It may be advisable to work with a respirator mask and ensure proper dust collection.