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This page was last updated on: 11/20/2017

What is Spalted Maple?

Spalted Maple is not technically a species of Maple or a type of figure, but like figured wood it is highly sought after for the great character it adds to an otherwise ordinary board. Spalting is a beautiful imperfection caused by a fungus in the early stages of decay while in log or tree form. The dark, contrasting lines and variety of colors that add such a unique quality to the slab are signs of the various degrees of decay. If the wood is salvaged early enough and dried properly, the fungus is killed in the kiln drying process and the board should still be stable with minimal punky areas.

When working with wood in the early stages of spalting, it is much like working with regular lumber. Once the wood has started change color and dark lines appear, you will need to be sure to use very sharp tools to try and avoid tearout. If the area is soft or "punky" in the later stages of spalting, it is ideal to stabilize the wood with a resin or epoxy. There are many articles and videos online that can be helpful if you are unfamiliar with these processes and working with spalted lumber.

It can be a little extra work if you choose a spalted slab, but the beauty and uniqueness of these large slabs make the effort well worth it.

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width
price sanded
thickness
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2054x1
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Big Leaf Maple 3' 3" 48"
to
52"
$1,614.00
to
$2,083.00
3-1/4" 48"
to
52"
b4-13-d3/2 AMBROSIA AND SPALTING This slab has been discounted 25% - broken in half
2812x1
2812x1
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Big Leaf Maple 3' 8" 41" $1,140.00 1 1/4" 40" 49" 41" b4-13-d1/1 Burl & Spalt
2813x1
2813x1
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Big Leaf Maple 4' 9" 44" $990.00 1-1/4" 27" 42" 28" b4-13-d1/1
2860x13
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Big Leaf Maple 4' 2" 22"
to
29"
$720.00
to
$863.00
1-1/8" 20"
to
23"
25"
to
34"
19"
to
32"
b3-02-b08/3 spalted
2955x1
2955x1
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Hard Maple 7' 9" 11" $2,650.00 5-3/4" 10" 11" 18" b3-14-b/4w Excellent mantel piece - Spalted
3075a12
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Maple 4' 11" 32"
to
36"
$661.00
to
$710.00
1-1/8" 34"
to
42"
32"
to
34"
29"
to
31"
b3-1-b6/2 Spalted & Curly - This slab has been discounted 10% for checking
3076b3
3076b3
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Maple 4' 8" 31" $770.00 1-1/8" 40" 28" 25" b3-1-b6/2 Spalted
3193x1
3193x1
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Maple 7' 11" 43" $2,260.00 1 3/4 " 49" 39" 42" b4-10-b7/2 Spalted Maple with excellent Curly Figure and Crotch Figure
3327a4
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Maple 12' 3" 30"
to
36"
$1,980.00
to
$2,190.00
1-1/2" 24"
to
25"
28"
to
49"
35"
to
36"
b3-10-b8/2 Ambrosia, Spalt, Curl
3327c3
3327c3
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Maple 10' 2" 33" $1,601.00 1-1/2" 18" 49" 32" b3-10-b4/2 Ambrosia, Spalt, Curl - This slab has been discounted 25% for checking
3472a3
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Maple 8' 27"
to
27"
$800.00
to
$825.00
1" 26"
to
27"
26"
to
28"
27"
to
28"
b3-4-b7/3x Light spalt & ambrosia
3616a5
3616a5
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Maple 8' 3" 18" $505.00 15/16" 18" 18" 19" b3-03-b08/4w Spalted - This slab has been discounted 15% for checking
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Hard Maple 6' 11" 20"
to
24"
$568.00
to
$620.00
1-3/4" 20"
to
26"
19"
to
24"
21"
to
23"
b3-12-b3/3w spalted
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Maple 8' 2" 40" $2,034.00 1 3/4" 46" 41" 32" b4-10-b10 /2 Spalted - This slab has been discounted 10% for checking
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Hard Maple 6' 5" 29"
to
30"
$758.00
to
$1,350.00
1 5/8" 22"
to
27"
35"
to
36"
28"
to
30"
b4-10-a3/4w spalted, curly
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Hard Maple 9' 6" 35"
to
41"
$1,061.00
to
$1,079.00
1 - 3/4" 45"
to
51"
29"
to
35"
32"
to
36"
b4-8-c5/3x Spalted - This slab has been discounted 25% for decay area and checking
3850a4
3850a4
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Hard Maple 9' 7" 32" $1,127.00 1 - 3/4" 40" 28" 27" b4-8-a9/3x Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 10% for decay / soft edges
3850x1
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Hard Maple 9' 6" 26"
to
31"
$722.00
to
$878.00
1 - 3/4" 32"
to
36"
18"
to
27"
28"
to
31"
b4-8-a9/4x Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 15% for decay / soft edges
3909x1
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Maple 4' 10" 32" $770.00 1-1/4" 35" 33" 28" b3-6-b5/3 spalted
4241x1
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Maple 8' 22"
to
25"
$700.00
to
$700.00
1" 21"
to
24"
23"
to
25"
23"
to
25"
b3-04-b07/3 Light spalt on edges.
4383x1
4383x1
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Maple 7' 6" 31" $832.00 1 3/16" 23" 33" 36" b3-9-b9/3w Spalt and figure.This slab has been discounted 10% for decay.
4435a7
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Maple 6' 9" 26"
to
32"
$293.00
to
$500.00
1 3/8" 37"
to
46"
21"
to
25"
17"
to
26"
b3-9-b9/4w FRAGILE. This slab has been discounted 15% for cracks and checking.
4435s1
4435s1
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Maple 6' 8" 19" $324.00 1 3/8" 18" 14" 25" b3-10-b1/4w
4479x1
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Maple 3' 2" 54"
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55"
$543.00
to
$650.00
1 7/8" 54"
to
55"
/2 spalted - Great option for a custom vanity top!
4664x1
4664x1
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Hard Maple 2' 4" 27" $1,447.00 2 5/8" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.
4665x1
4665x1
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Hard Maple 2' 4" 30" $2,373.00 6" 30" b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4668x1
4668x1
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Hard Maple 2' 4" 45" $2,486.00 6" 45"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 15% for checking.
4671x1
4671x1
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Hard Maple 2' 4" 27" $2,067.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4672x1
4672x1
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Hard Maple 2' 4" 27" $2,171.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4764x1
4764x1
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Maple 5' 1" 48" $1,700.00 2 1/4" 48" 50" 45" b4-6-b5/3w This slab has been discounted 15% for checking and decay.
4818x1
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Big Leaf Maple 7' 27" $1,111.00 1 7/8" 26" 28" 26" b1-u1-2/2 Burly Figure. This slab has been discounted 10% for checking.
4849x1
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Maple 3' 7" 35" $1,564.00 5 3/4" 29" 38" 38" /4w Some spalting;air dried.
4896x1
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Maple 4' 1" 26"
to
27"
$625.00
to
$650.00
1 3/4" 26"
to
26"
26"
to
27"
26"
to
27"
b1-u-nw1/2 Spalted; River table
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Big Leaf Maple 7' 8" 42" $1,380.00 2" 50" 38" 37" b4-09-b03/3w Due to decay, this slab is discounted 50%. There is burl figure scattered throughout this slab.
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