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Like a cask conditioned whiskey or cave aged cheese, this spalted maple wood requires very controlled natural curing and aging before it can be processed. The prominent black lines and colour changes in the maple are natural and caused by a chemical reaction between two separate mushrooms walling off their territory.
The colouration and patterning of spalted wood is sought after by craftspeople and manufacturers, but it has always been difficult finding a consistent supply. Vermont Wildwoods has developed a biomimicry system of intentionally aging wood to achieve the same result as found in nature. The process is 100% natural and creates unique patterns on each piece of wood.
Spalted maple is available in veneer and plywood panels.