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    does anyone know where i could purchase spalted wood? i would love to use it, but i don't have anywhere to buy it.


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  • #2
    many hardwood lumber companies sell spalted wood . Do a search there on the left of the screen under other great links. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws


    • #3
      Forgive me linking to another forum, but you might find this discussion informative.

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      • #4
        thanks for you help!
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        • #5
          There's a good thread on "where do you buy your wood" here:

          "Kim" in my post has thin spalted stuff.

          No affilition with him, just a VERY happy customer. Welcome to the forum!
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          • #6
            or you can take some maple and toss it out on the lawn, then put a tarp over it, and it'll spalt. spalting is just mold settling in for the buffet.

            I avoid scrolling spalted...moldy woods. it's the "mold" part that gets me.
            Jeff Powell


            • #7
              In the latest issue of SSW&C there is an article on how to make your own spalted wood.
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              • #8
                I have some silver maple tree that was in my neighbors yard that had died because of beetle kill. I had it slabbed and then stacked it to dry for a few years in my back yard. I had it covered, but the sides were open. I decided to start using it a couple of months ago and have found that it is spalted and has some small worm holes in it. I don't remember seeing the spalting in it when I set it out to dry. The owl family puzzle in my gallery was cut out of some of this wood. I probably have about 30 or 40 board feet of it left.

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