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This page was last updated on: 06/18/2019

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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6539x3
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Maple 4' 9" 30"
to
30"
$787.00
to
$787.00
2-7/8" 32"
to
32"
31"
to
31"
27"
to
27"
b3-08-b07/3c Figured and light spalting. Discounted 10% due to light checking.
6505a1
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Maple 5' 8" 41"
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42"
$1,288.00
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$1,288.00
1-3/4" 42"
to
42"
37"
to
38"
45"
to
45"
b3-04-b07/3a Bookmatch with 6505a2. Spalting. Note stain, bug holes, sander skip, decay, and checking.
6486m1
6486m1
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Maple 9' 1" 44 " $1,098.00 1-3/4" 45" 44" 43" b4-09-a03/2b Klassen Style River Table. Spalting and areas of interesting quartersawn grain. Discounted 10% due to bark inclusion, decay, and checking.
6485m1
6485m1
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Maple 7' 10" 43 " Sale
$1,030.00
$979.00
1-5/8" 42" 43" 43" b4-10-a08/3c Klassen Style River Table. Spalting. Note bark inclusion, decay, and stain.
6451s4
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Maple 13' 6" 30"
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30"
$1,677.00
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$1,677.00
2-1/4" 28"
to
28"
29"
to
29"
32"
to
32"
b4-08-a07/3c Light spalting. Note decay and checking.
6447x1
6447x1
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Maple 7' 40 " Sale
$1,128.00
$1,072.00
1-3/4" 33" 48" 38" b4-08-b05/3c Spalting. Discounted 25% due to bark inclusion, voids, and decay.
6337x1
6337x1
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Maple 7' 6" 43 " Sale
$1,559.00
$1,481.00
1-3/4" 47" 42" 40" b4-08-b05/3c Figured and spalting. Discounted 15% due to heavy checking.
6323x1
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Maple 7' 10" 22"
to
24"
$562.00
to
$565.00
1-5/16" 20"
to
22"
21"
to
23"
26"
to
28"
b3-09-b07/3c Spalting. Note bark inclusion, small voids, and checking.
6312s7
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Maple 7' 3" 28"
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43"
$777.00
to
$1,704.00
1-3/4" 32"
to
49"
28"
to
41"
23"
to
40"
b3-06-b03/4e Spalting and knots. Discounted 15% due to heavy decay through center and sander skips.
6299x8
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Maple 10' 3" 31"
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35"
$1,236.00
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$1,402.00
1-5/8" 29"
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33"
33"
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38"
32"
to
35"
b4-06-c03/3c Light ambrosia and spalt. Note checking and bug holes.
6225x2
6225x2
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Maple 7' 3" 34 " Sale
$1,120.00
$1,064.00
1-3/4" 40" 32" 30" b4-12-b07/2c Spalting and knots. Note bark inclusion and bug holes.
6190x1
6190x1
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Maple 5' 5" 31 " Sale
$811.00
$770.00
2-1/4" 37" 25" 30" b3-7-a03/3c Spalting. Note bark inclusion and checking.
6186x1
6186x1
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Maple 9' 2" 30 " Sale
$1,796.00
$1,706.00
3-3/4" 31" 31" 27" b4-4-c13/3c Spalting and figured. Please note miscut and checking.
6184x1
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Maple 6' 7" 30"
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39"
$1,201.00
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$1,866.00
2-5/8" 34"
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41"
24"
to
35"
32"
to
40"
b4-4-a06/3e 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 " Sale
$1,092.00
$1,037.00
2-1/8" 26" 30" 29" b4-10-a4/3c Spalting. Discounted 15% due to checking throughout and light staining.
6161x1
6161x1
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Maple 8' 29 " Sale
$799.00
$679.00
1-5/8" 39" 25" 23" b4-10-a04/4e Spalting. Discounted 15% due to bark inclusion and checking.
6160x4
6160x4
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Big Leaf Maple 9' 51 " $4,800.00 1-7/8" 51" 53" 48" b4-04-b5/1a Beautifully figured, spalting. Note bark inclusion.
6134a3
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Big Leaf Maple 8' 1" 49 " $4,392.00 1-1/2" 55" 49" 43" b4-6-a11/1a Beautifully figured. Spalting. Note bark inclusion.
6015a4
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Big Leaf Maple 7' 7" 42"
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42"
$2,346.00
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$2,346.00
1-1/8" 41"
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41"
45"
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45"
40"
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40"
b3-4-b01/1a Nice figure and spalting. Bark inclusions. Note small void at bottom.
5700x01
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Maple 4' 2" 11"
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14"
$380.00
to
$408.00
2-3/4" 10"
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15"
11"
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13"
10"
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13"
b1-u6-g/3c UPS Shipping
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Maple 4' 1" 26 " $625.00 1 3/4" 26" 26" 26" b1-u-nw1/2a Spalted; Klassen Style River table
4672x1
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Maple 2' 4" 27 " $2,171.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4671x1
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Maple 2' 4" 27 " $2,067.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
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Maple 2' 4" 30 " $2,373.00 6" 30" b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
4241x1
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Maple 8' 22"
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25"
$700.00
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$700.00
1" 21"
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24"
23"
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25"
23"
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25"
b3-04-b07/3c Light spalt on edges.
3909x1
3909x1
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Maple 4' 10" 32 " Sale
$770.00
$732.00
1-1/4" 35" 33" 28" b3-6-b5/3c spalted
3850x1
3850x1
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Maple 9' 6" 31 " Sale
$878.00
$746.00
1 - 3/4" 36" 27" 31" b4-8-a9/4e Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 15% for decay / soft edges
3850a4
3850a4
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Maple 9' 7" 32 " Sale
$1,127.00
$1,071.00
1 - 3/4" 40" 28" 27" b4-8-a9/3c Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 10% for decay / soft edges
3848x1
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Maple 9' 6" 35"
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41"
$1,061.00
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$1,079.00
1 - 3/4" 45"
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51"
29"
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35"
32"
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36"
b4-8-c5/4ne Spalted - This slab has been discounted 25% for decay area and checking
3833x1
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Maple 6' 5" 29 " Sale
$1,013.00
$861.00
1 5/8" 22" 36" 30" b4-10-a3/4e Spalted and curly figure. Discounted 25% due to bark inclusion, voids, and checking.
3616a5
3616a5
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Maple 8' 3" 18 " Sale
$505.00
$455.00
15/16" 18" 18" 19" b3-03-b08/4d Spalted - This slab has been discounted 15% for checking
3076b3
3076b3
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Maple 4' 8" 31 " Sale
$770.00
$732.00
1-1/8" 40" 28" 25" b3-1-b6/3c Spalted
3075a12
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Maple 4' 11" 35"
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36"
$661.00
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$661.00
1-1/8" 42"
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42"
33"
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34"
30"
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31"
b3-1-b6/3c Spalted & Curly - This slab has been discounted 10% for checking
2955x1
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Maple 7' 9" 11 " Sale
$2,650.00
$2,385.00
5-3/4" 10" 11" 18" b3-14-b/4d Excellent mantel piece - Spalted
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