Spalted Maple (Botanical: Acer saccharum)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Spalted Maple - all products are listed at bottom
Spalted Maple CharacteristicsSpalt is created as decaying logs are attacked by fungi. The lumber must be manufactured after decay has started but before the wood deteriorates and becomes spongy. The decay makes for a difficulty with routing, sawing, and finishing, but the final result is striking.
Color RangeCream white or yellow to reddish brown with mineral streaks and spalting lines. Wide color variety.
Other NamesHard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
Some Typical UsesSmall accessories, jewelry boxes, high end furniture panels, cabinet doors, turnings, musical instruments and guitars
What's the Tree Like?Same as Hard Rock Maple or Sugar Maple. Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36''.
Spalted Maple grows inNortheastern USA & Canada.
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