Spalted Maple

Latin: Acer spp. Origin: North America

Spalted Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a type of Maple that has been allowed to begin initial stages of decay. The partial decay, called spalting, gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood. If the wood has been rescued from the spalting at the right time, the lumber should still be sound and usable, with little to no soft spots or rotten wood.

Wood Type
Domestic hardwood

Fine, even texture

Grain Pattern

Health Risks

Pale cream with patches of light brown or grey outlined with black lines