Spalted Hackberry

Latin: Celtis occidentalis Origin: Eastern North America

Spalted Hackberry happens when the Hackberry tree has been exposed to decay. The light colored heartwood is streaked with black lines which is actually fungus. When the wood is processed before too much rot has happened the lumber should be sound and usuable, with little to no soft spots. It is easy to work and very popular for its steam bending properties.

We are currently out of stock but expect to have more inventory in late August or early September!

Wood Type
Domestic

Texture
Coarse and uneven

Grain Pattern
Straight or slightly interlocked

Health Risks
May cause skin irritation

Color
Pale cream-yellow, streaked with black lines

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