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This page was last updated on: 12/18/2018

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
top middle bottom location comments
6190x1
6190x1
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Maple 5' 5" 31" $811.00 2-1/4" 37" 25" 30" b3-7-a03/3 Spalting. Note bark inclusion and checking.
6186x1
6186x1
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Maple 9' 2" 30" $1,796.00 3-3/4" 31" 31" 27" b4-4-c13/3 Spalting and figured. Please note miscut and checking.
6184x1
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Maple 6' 7" 30"
to
39"
$1,201.00
to
$1,866.00
2-5/8" 34"
to
41"
24"
to
35"
32"
to
40"
b4-4-a06/3 Spalting. Discounted 10% due to decay area through center, bark inclusion, and large checking on top and bottom.
6162x1
6162x1
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Maple 9' 7" 28" $1,092.00 2-1/8" 26" 30" 29" b4-10-a4/3x Spalting. Discounted 15% due to checking throughout and light staining.
6161x1
6161x1
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Maple 8' 29" $799.00 1-5/8" 39" 25" 23" b4-10-a04/3x Spalting. Discounted 15% due to bark inclusion and checking.
6160x1
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Big Leaf Maple 8' 4" 51"
to
56"
$4,800.00
to
$6,284.00
1-3/4" 51"
to
57"
51"
to
57"
48"
to
59"
b4-03-b10/1 Beautifully figured, spalting. Note bark inclusion and pith crack.
6146x1
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Maple 5' 10" 15"
to
23"
$302.00
to
$1,000.00
2-9/16" 15"
to
23"
14"
to
19"
16"
to
26"
b4-13-a2/3 Spalting. Note checking.
6134a3
6134a3
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Big Leaf Maple 8' 1" 49" $4,392.00 1-1/2" 55" 49" 43" b4-6-a11/1 Beautifully figured. Spalting. Note bark inclusion.
6041b8
6041b8
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Big Leaf Maple 18' 7" 55" $17,500.00 1-7/8" 43" 58" 65" b4-5-a01/1 Spalting on the edges. Nice figure and grain. Void at bottom. Checking at top and bottom. Note light staining.
6015a4
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Big Leaf Maple 7' 7" 42"
to
42"
$2,346.00
to
$2,346.00
1-1/8" 41"
to
41"
45"
to
45"
40"
to
40"
b3-4-b01/1 Nice figure and spalting. Bark inclusions. Note small void at bottom.
6007a7
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Maple 13' 7" 27"
to
27"
$1,470.00
to
$1,470.00
1" 33"
to
33"
23"
to
23"
30"
to
30"
b3-5-b01/1 Spalting. Nice figure. Bark inclusion. Note staining and checking.
6006x2
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Maple 13' 6" 32"
to
32"
$1,475.00
to
$1,475.00
1" 31"
to
31"
39"
to
39"
27"
to
27"
b3-5-b01/1 Spalting. Nice figure. Note void areas. Discounted 15% due to cracking.
5971m1
5971m1
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Maple 4' 11" 39" $628.00 1-3/16" 38" 39" 41" b3-4-b07/3 Klassen Style River Table. Spalting. Note checking and sander skips. Staining on bottom.
5964m1
5964m1
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Maple 5' 9" 35" $650.00 1-1/16" 35" 35" 35" b3-4-a09/2 Klassen Style River Table. Spalting. Note wormy center and edge.
5955a4
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Maple 4' 7" 34"
to
37"
$687.00
to
$866.00
1-3/4" 30"
to
33"
31"
to
33"
43"
to
45"
b1-u-ne11/3 Spalting. Small bark inclusions at bottom.
5954a4
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Maple 7' 5" 27"
to
37"
$762.00
to
$1,133.00
1-3/4" 28"
to
45"
25"
to
30"
27"
to
35"
b3-5-b01/4x Light spalt, bark inclusion. Take note of checking and wane on top left.
5772b04
5772b04
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Maple 6' 10" 27" $404.00 1-1/8" 26" 26" 29" b1-u-nw8/3 Checks, Bark Inclusions at Top, Spalt, UPS Shipping
5700x01
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Maple 4' 2" 11"
to
14"
$380.00
to
$408.00
2-3/4" 10"
to
15"
11"
to
13"
10"
to
13"
b1-u6-g/3 UPS Shipping
5461a4
5461a4
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Big Leaf Maple 7' 3" 28" $1,588.00 1-1/4" 26" 24" 34" b3-10-b04/3 Excellent Burl and Spalt throughout, Small Bark Inclusions, Small Checks at Top
5312a1
5312a1
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Maple 11' 3" 33" $1,618.00 2" 41" 29" 30" b4-5-b05/3 Hard Maple. Due to checking, this slab is discounted 10%. This slab has spalt.
5298a2
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Maple 10' 2" 32"
to
32"
$1,143.00
to
$1,143.00
1 3/4" 41"
to
41"
27"
to
27"
28"
to
28"
b4-8-c01/3 Due to light staining, this slab is discounted 10%.
4943x1
4943x1
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Maple 7' 34" $898.00 1 3/4" 47" 31" 25" b1-u1-2/2 This slab has beautiful crotch figure and curl
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; Klassen Style River table
4849x1
4849x1
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Maple 3' 7" 35" $1,564.00 5 3/4" 29" 38" 38" /4w Some spalting;air dried.
4672x1
4672x1
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Maple 2' 4" 27" $2,171.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4671x1
4671x1
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Maple 2' 4" 27" $2,067.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4668x1
4668x1
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Maple 2' 4" 45" $2,486.00 6" 45"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 15% for checking.
4665x1
4665x1
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Maple 2' 4" 30" $2,373.00 6" 30" b1-u/2 Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4664x1
4664x1
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Maple 2' 4" 27" $1,447.00 2 5/8" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2 Light Spalt.
4479x1
4479x1
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Maple 3' 2" 55" $650.00 1 7/8" 55" /2 spalted - Great option for a custom vanity top!
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.
3909x1
3909x1
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Maple 4' 10" 32" $770.00 1-1/4" 35" 33" 28" b3-6-b5/3 spalted
3850x1
3850x1
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Maple 9' 6" 31" $878.00 1 - 3/4" 36" 27" 31" b4-8-a9/4x Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 15% for decay / soft edges
3850a4
3850a4
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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
3848x1
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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
3833x1
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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
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
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
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
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
3076b3
3076b3
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Maple 4' 8" 31" $770.00 1-1/8" 40" 28" 25" b3-1-b6/2 Spalted
3075a12
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Maple 4' 11" 34"
to
36"
$661.00
to
$710.00
1-1/8" 38"
to
42"
33"
to
34"
30"
to
31"
b3-1-b6/2 Spalted & Curly - This slab has been discounted 10% for checking
2955x1
2955x1
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Maple 7' 9" 11" $2,650.00 5-3/4" 10" 11" 18" b3-14-b/4x Excellent mantel piece - Spalted
2860x15
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Big Leaf Maple 4' 7" 22"
to
22"
$720.00
to
$720.00
1-1/8" 23"
to
23"
25"
to
25"
19"
to
19"
b3-02-b08/1 splated
2813x1
2813x1
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Big Leaf Maple 4' 9" 44" $990.00 1-1/4" 27" 42" 28" b4-13-d1/1
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
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