5/4 Spalted Hard Maple
Front: Outstanding Piece! Nice Blend of creams, tans, browns and gray colors busy with an array of black zone lines. Has a shallow knot, 28" to 29" from an end and is 3-1/4" off an edge
Back: Nice too!. Has a knot 29" to 29-3/8" from an end and then at 32" there is planer miss and some heavy checking to the end
When decaying logs are attacked by fungi, it can create a unique colors and patterns of spalt throughout wood. The wood is dried, preventing further decay. Spalted Maple may exhibit on or more of the following characteristics: pigmentation, white rot and black lines. These characteristics are in the very nature of spalted wood, and contribute to its natural beauty. Please note that Spalted Maple may contain rot, cracks, checks, voids, worm or bug holes, or bark inclusions.
Note: Boards were wetted to display colors and patterns for picture taking.