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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 16A0216: 16" x 7.75" x 7.75", curly, some cracks
MS 16A0216

Woodturning Bowl Blanks Woodturning Bowl Blanks

MS 5A051517: 5" x 5" x 3"
MS 5A051517
MS 6A101817: 6" x 6" x 2.75"
MS 6A101817
MS 5B111016: 5" x 5" x 1.75"
MS 5B111016
MS 6B011317: 6" x 6" x 2.25"
MS 6B011317
MS 5A121216: 5" x 5" x 3"
MS 5A121216
5x5x4" Wood Blank

MS 5B051517: 5" x 5" x 4"
MS 5B051517
MS 6C112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6C112316
MS 6E112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6E112316
MS 6B112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6B112316
MS 6A112316: 6" x 6" x 3"
MS 6A112316
MS 6A032817: 6" x 6" x 4.125"
MS 6A032817
6x6x4" Wood Blank

8x8x3" Wood Blank

4x4x12" Wood Blank

MS 7A030816: 7" X 7" X 2.75"
MS 7A030816
8x8x4" Wood Blank

MS 10A1215: 10" x 10" x 2-3/4"
MS 10A1215

Specialty Turning Blanks

MS 12A030816: 2" X 1.75" X 12"
MS 12A030816
MS 11B022416: 11.75" X 2.25" X 2.25"
MS 11B022416
MS 11A022416: 11.75" X 2.25" X 2.25"
MS 11A022416
MS 12C0116: 12" X 3.75" X 3.75"
MS 12C0116
MS 16A0216: 16" x 7.75" x 7.75", curly, some cracks
MS 16A0216

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

Wood Slabs Wood Slabs

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

Lumber Projects

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

Other Projects

10x10x3" Wood Blank


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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