Spalted Maple

Much like Ambrosia Maple and other forms of figured maple, Spalted Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been allowed to begin initial stages of decay, and then subsequently dried (preventing further 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. Maple Tree Species Type/Figure Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) Black Maple (Acer nigrum) Box Elder (Acer negundo) Field Maple (Acer campestre) Hard Maple (Acer saccharum) Red Maple (Acer rubrum) Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum) Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) Ambrosia Maple Birdseye Maple Curly Maple Quilted Maple Soft Maple Spalted Maple