Spalting Wood

Spalting is the patterns and coloration produced by fungi during the natural decay of a log. The turning produced from spalted wood can be extrememly beautiful.

 

Understanding and Making Spalted Wood
By: Forest Products Laboratory
This USDA Forest Products Laboratory article explains what spalting is and how it grows. Then it shares some experiences in how to create it.

 

Spalt your Own: A Recipe for Creating Spalted Wood
By: Russ Fairfield
In this article, Russ explains how he makes a brew that can be used to spalt wood. He gives his complete process so you can attempt to duplicate it.

 

Spalted Wood
By: Alan Lacer
In this article, Alan explains what spalted wood is and then explains one way to make it. He also talks about stabilizing spalted wood, the working properties, how to finish it and finally how to safely work with spalted wood. This is a great overall summary of making and working with spalted wood.

 

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