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Big Leaf Maple (Spalted Figure)

Big Leaf Maple (Spalted Figure) sample image
(representative sample)

Spalted Maple figure is often even more dramatic than the figuration in Quilted, Curly, or Fiddleback Maple. You can identify spalting by the distinct black and brown lines winding through the light and dark patches in the wood.

The unique coloration of Spalted Maple is caused by pigmentation fungi that either bleach/lighten or stain darker the patches of the wood they affect. The meandering outlines around these patches are zone lines, and they represent the barriers that the fungi erected to protect their resources. (Although spalting can be introduced artificially, all of our spalted blocks have developed the figure through natural processes.)

The fungi that produce spalting are not the same as molds or mildew that produce wood decay without any aesthetic benefit. The twisting spalt lines do not degrade the wood cell walls, though they may cause weight and strength loss in the wood and increase permeability. We have learned that blanks and slabs that are heavily spalted may require additional skill and time to work, and care should be taken to stabilize any weaker areas of the wood.

Generally when a customer wants to create a project with high contrast and visual appeal, we recommend Spalted Maple. The appearance of a well-turned bowl, pen, vase or other object can be quite dramatic. If you are looking for an even stronger figuration in maple, see the products in our Extreme Spalt Maple category.

Big Leaf Maple (Spalted Figure) Products

Note: our wood products are sold with no guarantee of moisture content.
Send us an email or call (800) 556-3106 with any questions or to request more specific photos of a piece.

Exceptional Wood Pieces Exceptional Wood Pieces

MS 6A081017: 6" x 6" x 2.125" curly figure
MS 6A081017
$31.00
Box #373: Box #374: 2" X 2" X 4" to .75" X .75" X 5" Spalted Big Leaf Maple and Curly Big Leaf Maple. Was $110, 30% OFF SALE now $77. Shipping $18.75
Box #373
$77.00
MS 16A0216: 16" x 7.75" x 7.75", curly, some cracks
MS 16A0216
$190.00

Woodturning Bowl Blanks Woodturning Bowl Blanks

MS 5A051517: 5" x 5" x 3"
MS 5A051517
$18.00
MS 5B111016: 5" x 5" x 1.75"
MS 5B111016
$19.00
MS 6B011317: 6" x 6" x 2.25"
MS 6B011317
$19.00
MS 5A121216: 5" x 5" x 3"
MS 5A121216
$20.00
5x5x4" Wood Blank

$20.00
MS 6B101017: 6" x 6" x 2", nice!
MS 6B101017
$23.00
SOLD!
MS 6A101017: 6" x 6" x 2"
MS 6A101017
$23.00
SOLD!
MS 5A101017: 5" x 5" x 3"
MS 5A101017
$28.00
SOLD!
MS 5B051517: 5" x 5" x 4"
MS 5B051517
$28.00
MS 5B0216: 6" X 6" X 2.75"
MS 5B0216
$30.00
MS 6C112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6C112316
$30.00
MS 6E112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6E112316
$30.00
MS 6B112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6B112316
$30.00
MS 6A112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6A112316
$30.00
MS 6A081017: 6" x 6" x 2.125" curly figure
MS 6A081017
$31.00
MS 6E101017: 6" x 6" x 4"
MS 6E101017
$32.00
SOLD!
MS 6C101017: 6" x 6" x 2.75", great pattern
MS 6C101017
$32.00
SOLD!
MS 6B111616: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6B111616
$33.00
SOLD!
MS 6A111616: 6" x 6" x 2.75"
MS 6A111616
$33.00
MS 8A081017: 8" x 8" x 2.125"
MS 8A081017
$35.00
MS 6A032817: 6" x 6" x 4.125"
MS 6A032817
$36.00
6x6x4" Wood Blank

$36.00
MS 8D1215: 8" X 8" X 2.75"
MS 8D1215
$38.00
8x8x3" Wood Blank

$38.00
4x4x12" Wood Blank

$39.00
MS 7A030816: 7" X 7" X 2.75"
MS 7A030816
$40.00
MS 6D101017: 6" x 6" x 3", gorgeous
MS 6D101017
$40.00
SOLD!
MS 8A062617: 8" x 8" x 3"
MS 8A062617
$50.00
SOLD!
8x8x4" Wood Blank

$50.00
MS 10A1215: 10" x 10" x 2-3/4"
MS 10A1215
$53.00
MS 6B071417: 6" X 6" X 4"
MS 6B071417
$53.00
MS 6A071417: 6" X 6" X 3.625"
MS 6A071417
$53.00
MS 8A101017: 8" x 8" x 3"
MS 8A101017
$55.00
SOLD!

Specialty Turning Blanks

MS 12A030816: 2" X 1.75" X 12"
MS 12A030816
$20.00
MS 11B022416: 11.75" X 2.25" X 2.25"
MS 11B022416
$34.00
MS 11A022416: 11.75" X 2.25" X 2.25"
MS 11A022416
$34.00
MS 12B111616: 12" x 3" x 3"
MS 12B111616
$34.00
MS 12C0116: 12" X 3.75" X 3.75"
MS 12C0116
$42.00
MS 16A0216: 16" x 7.75" x 7.75", curly, some cracks
MS 16A0216
$190.00

Woodturning Pen Blanks Woodturning Pen Blanks

Pen blanks : One dozen pen blanks. Approx. 7/8"x7/8"x5-1/4" size per blank. HALF PRICE SALE Was $24, now only $12.
Pen blanks
$12.00

Wood Slabs Wood Slabs

MS 55A111816: 55" x 10-14" x 2"
MS 55A111816
$210.00

Woodturning Platter Blanks Woodturning Platter Blanks

MS 8A081017: 8" x 8" x 2.125"
MS 8A081017
$35.00

Lumber Projects

MS 55A111816: 55" x 10-14" x 2"
MS 55A111816
$210.00

Clearance Items

Box #373: Box #374: 2" X 2" X 4" to .75" X .75" X 5" Spalted Big Leaf Maple and Curly Big Leaf Maple. Was $110, 30% OFF SALE now $77. Shipping $18.75
Box #373
$77.00

Other Projects

10x10x3" Wood Blank

$53.00

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.

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