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What is Spalted Maple?

Spalted Maple is not technically a species of Maple or a type of figure, but like figured wood it is highly sought after for the great character it adds to an otherwise ordinary board. Spalting is a beautiful imperfection caused by a fungus in the early stages of decay while in log or tree form. The dark, contrasting lines and variety of colors that add such a unique quality to the slab are signs of the various degrees of decay. If the wood is salvaged early enough and dried properly, the fungus is killed in the kiln drying process and the board should still be stable with minimal punky areas.

When working with wood in the early stages of spalting, it is much like working with regular lumber. Once the wood has started change color and dark lines appear, you will need to be sure to use very sharp tools to try and avoid tearout. If the area is soft or "punky" in the later stages of spalting, it is ideal to stabilize the wood with a resin or epoxy. There are many articles and videos online that can be helpful if you are unfamiliar with these processes and working with spalted lumber.

It can be a little extra work if you choose a spalted slab, but the beauty and uniqueness of these large slabs make the effort well worth it.

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Maple 9' 5" 39"
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39"
$1,619.00
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$1,619.00
1-5/8" 40"
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40"
40"
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40"
38"
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38"
b4-09-a06/3c ON HOLD Figured and light spalting. Discounted 10% due to bark inclusion, stain, sander mark, and checking.
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Maple 9' 1" 44" $1,098.00 1-3/4" 45" 44" 43" b4-09-a03/2 Klassen Style River Table. Spalting and areas of interesting quartersawn grain. Discounted 10% due to bark inclusion, decay, and checking.
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Maple 7' 10" 43" $1,030.00 1-5/8" 42" 43" 43" b4-10-a08/3 Klassen Style River Table. Spalting. Note bark inclusion, decay, and stain.
6453s1
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Maple 10' 2" 32"
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32"
$1,354.00
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$1,354.00
2-3/16" 34"
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34"
28"
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28"
33"
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33"
b4-07-b03/4d Figured, light spalting, and knots. Discounted 10% due to stain, decay, and crack.
6452s4
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Maple 9' 8" 22"
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22"
$910.00
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$910.00
2-3/16" 22"
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22"
22"
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22"
22"
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22"
b4-09-b07/3c Spalting and knots. Note stain, sander skip, and checking.
6451s9
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Maple 14' 2" 27"
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35"
$1,341.00
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$2,365.00
2-1/4" 25"
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36"
28"
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32"
27"
to
38"
b4-10-c07/3c Ambrosia Maple and light spalting. Note bug holes and checking.
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Maple 7' 10" 47"
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47"
$3,152.00
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$3,152.00
2-3/4" 46"
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46"
47"
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47"
49"
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49"
b4-03-a08/2b Figured, spalting, and knots. Note bark inclusion.
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Maple 7' 40" $1,128.00 1-3/4" 33" 48" 38" b4-08-b05/3c Spalting. Discounted 25% due to bark inclusion, voids, and decay.
6432s1
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Maple 5' 6" 42"
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42"
$790.00
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$790.00
1-1/8" 49"
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49"
40"
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40"
36"
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36"
b3-02-b10/3c Figured and spalting. Discounted 10% due to bark inclusion, voids, stain, and bug holes.
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Maple 6' 2" 32"
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32"
$640.00
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$640.00
1-1/4" 35"
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35"
32"
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32"
29"
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29"
b3-02-b10/4d Figured and spalting. Discounted 10% due to bark inclusion, voids, stain, iron inclusion, and checking.
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Maple 7' 48" $1,644.00 1-5/16" 49" 49" 46" b4-12-a03/2b Figured, spalting, and knots. Note bark inclusion and stain.
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Maple 7' 1" 41"
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41"
$1,548.00
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$1,548.00
1-3/4" 33"
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33"
46"
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46"
45"
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45"
b4-12-a03/2b Figured and spalt. Note bark inclusion and checking.
6348s1
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Big Leaf Maple 5' 2" 38"
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38"
$1,100.00
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$1,100.00
1-1/8" 38"
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38"
b4-13-b02/1a Spalting. Note bark inclusion, decay, and checking.
6347s3
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Big Leaf Maple 5' 43"
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43"
$890.00
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$890.00
1-1/8" 43"
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43"
b4-13-b02/1a Spalting. Note bark inclusion, stain, and light checking.
6343m1
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Big Leaf Maple 5' 10" 39" $1,840.00 1-1/8" 41" 46" 30" b4-13-a06/1 Bookmatch Slabs. Figured, spalting, and areas of interesting quartersawn grain. Note bark inclusion and voids.
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Big Leaf Maple 6' 4" 26"
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26"
$869.00
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$869.00
1-1/4" 15"
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15"
25"
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25"
37"
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37"
b4-13-b02t/1 Figured and spalting. Note bark inclusion and voids.
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Maple 7' 6" 43" $1,559.00 1-3/4" 47" 42" 40" b4-08-b05/3c Figured and spalting. Discounted 15% due to heavy checking.
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Maple 8' 8" 29" $761.00 1-3/4" 27" 29" 30" b4-08-b02/3e Figured, light spalting, and knots. Discounted 25% due to staining and checking.
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Maple 7' 10" 22"
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24"
$562.00
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$565.00
1-5/16" 20"
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22"
21"
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23"
26"
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28"
b3-09-b07/3c Spalting. Note bark inclusion, small voids, and checking.
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Maple 8' 8" 24"
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27"
$760.00
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$874.00
1-3/4" 25"
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28"
20"
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23"
27"
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30"
b4-8-b3.5/4d Spalting. Note miscut on top, bark inclusion, and checking.
6316m1
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Maple 6' 7" 40" $852.00 1-3/4" 38" 42" 41" b4-09-c03/3e Bookmatch Slabs. Spalting. Note small checks.
6312s7
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Maple 7' 3" 28"
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43"
$777.00
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$1,704.00
1-3/4" 32"
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49"
28"
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41"
23"
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40"
b3-06-b03/4e Spalting and knots. Discounted 15% due to heavy decay through center and sander skips.
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Maple 10' 3" 31"
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37"
$1,006.00
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$1,548.00
1-5/8" 29"
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37"
32"
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38"
32"
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39"
b4-06-c03/3c Light ambrosia and spalt. Note checking and bug holes.
6280x6
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Maple 10' 5" 40"
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40"
$1,800.00
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$1,800.00
1-5/16" 35"
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35"
36"
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36"
48"
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48"
b4-11-c08/2a Ambrosia Maple, curl figure, and light spalting on top. Note bark inclusion.
6226a7
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Maple 8' 3" 38"
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41"
$1,381.00
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$1,704.00
1-3/4" 45"
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48"
38"
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41"
32"
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38"
b4-8-c05/2b Spalting and figure. Discounted 15% due to checking and splits.
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Maple 7' 3" 34" $1,120.00 1-3/4" 40" 32" 30" b4-12-b07/2c Spalting and knots. Note bark inclusion and bug holes.
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Maple 5' 5" 31" $811.00 2-1/4" 37" 25" 30" b3-7-a03/3c Spalting. Note bark inclusion and checking.
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Maple 9' 2" 30" $1,796.00 3-3/4" 31" 31" 27" b4-4-c13/3c Spalting and figured. Please note miscut and checking.
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Maple 6' 7" 30"
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39"
$1,201.00
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$1,866.00
2-5/8" 34"
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41"
24"
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35"
32"
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40"
b4-4-a06/3e Spalting. Discounted 10% due to decay area through center, bark inclusion, and large checking on top and bottom.
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Maple 9' 7" 28" $1,092.00 2-1/8" 26" 30" 29" b4-10-a4/3c Spalting. Discounted 15% due to checking throughout and light staining.
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Maple 8' 29" $799.00 1-5/8" 39" 25" 23" b4-10-a04/4e Spalting. Discounted 15% due to bark inclusion and checking.
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Big Leaf Maple 9' 51"
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51"
$4,800.00
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$4,800.00
1-7/8" 51"
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51"
53"
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53"
48"
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48"
b4-04-b5/1a Beautifully figured, spalting. Note bark inclusion.
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Maple 6' 10" 23"
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23"
$1,000.00
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$1,000.00
3-3/4" 23"
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23"
19"
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19"
26"
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26"
b4-4-a4/3c Spalting and color variation. Note decay down top center.
6134a3
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Big Leaf Maple 8' 1" 49" $4,392.00 1-1/2" 55" 49" 43" b4-6-a11/1a Beautifully figured. Spalting. Note bark inclusion.
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Big Leaf Maple 18' 7" 55" $17,500.00 1-7/8" 43" 58" 65" b4-5-a01/1 Spalting on the edges. Nice figure and grain. Void at bottom. Checking at top and bottom. Note light staining.
6015a4
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Big Leaf Maple 7' 7" 42"
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42"
$2,346.00
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$2,346.00
1-1/8" 41"
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41"
45"
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45"
40"
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40"
b3-4-b01/1a Nice figure and spalting. Bark inclusions. Note small void at bottom.
6007a7
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Maple 13' 7" 27" $1,470.00 1" 33" 23" 30" b3-5-b01/1a ON HOLD Spalting. Nice figure. Bark inclusion. Note staining and checking.
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Maple 13' 6" 32" $1,475.00 1" 31" 39" 27" b3-5-b01/1a Spalting. Nice figure. Note void areas. Discounted 15% due to cracking.
5955a4
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Maple 4' 7" 34"
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37"
$687.00
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$866.00
1-3/4" 30"
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33"
31"
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33"
43"
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45"
b1-u-ne11/3b Spalting. Small bark inclusions at bottom.
5954a5
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Maple 7' 4" 37"
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37"
$1,133.00
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$1,133.00
1-3/4" 45"
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45"
30"
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30"
35"
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35"
b3-5-b07/3e Light spalt. Bark included. Note checking. Decay on top right. Discounted 10% due to checking.
5772b04
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Maple 6' 10" 27" $404.00 1-1/8" 26" 26" 29" b1-u-nw8/3c Checks, Bark Inclusions at Top, Spalt, UPS Shipping
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Maple 4' 2" 11"
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14"
$380.00
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$408.00
2-3/4" 10"
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15"
11"
to
13"
10"
to
13"
b1-u6-g/3c UPS Shipping
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Maple 7' 34" $898.00 1 3/4" 47" 31" 25" b1-u1-02/3e This slab has beautiful crotch figure and curl
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Maple 4' 1" 26" $625.00 1 3/4" 26" 26" 26" b1-u-nw1/2b Spalted; Klassen Style River table
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Maple 3' 7" 35" $1,564.00 5 3/4" 29" 38" 38" /4d Some spalting;air dried.
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Maple 2' 4" 27" $2,171.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
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Maple 2' 4" 27" $2,067.00 6" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
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Maple 2' 4" 45" $2,486.00 6" 45"
avg.
b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 15% for checking.
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Maple 2' 4" 30" $2,373.00 6" 30" b1-u/2b Light Spalt.This pair has been discounted 25% for checking.
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Maple 2' 4" 27" $1,447.00 2 5/8" 27"
avg.
b1-u/2b Light Spalt.
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Maple 8' 22"
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25"
$700.00
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$700.00
1" 21"
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24"
23"
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25"
23"
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25"
b3-04-b07/3c Light spalt on edges.
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Maple 4' 10" 32" $770.00 1-1/4" 35" 33" 28" b3-6-b5/3c spalted
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Maple 9' 6" 31" $878.00 1 - 3/4" 36" 27" 31" b4-8-a9/4e Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 15% for decay / soft edges
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Maple 9' 7" 32" $1,127.00 1 - 3/4" 40" 28" 27" b4-8-a9/3c Spalted - FRAGILE - This slab has been discounted 10% for decay / soft edges
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Maple 9' 6" 35"
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41"
$1,061.00
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$1,079.00
1 - 3/4" 45"
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51"
29"
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35"
32"
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36"
b4-8-c5/4ne Spalted - This slab has been discounted 25% for decay area and checking
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Maple 6' 5" 29" $1,013.00 1 5/8" 22" 36" 30" b4-10-a3/4e Spalted and curly figure. Discounted 25% due to bark inclusion, voids, and checking.
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Maple 8' 3" 18" $505.00 15/16" 18" 18" 19" b3-03-b08/4d Spalted - This slab has been discounted 15% for checking
3472a3
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Maple 8' 27"
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27"
$800.00
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$825.00
1" 26"
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27"
26"
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28"
27"
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28"
b3-4-b7/3c Light spalt & ambrosia
3327c3
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Maple 10' 2" 33" $1,601.00 1-1/2" 18" 49" 32" b3-10-b4/2b Ambrosia, Spalt, Curl - This slab has been discounted 25% for checking
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Maple 12' 3" 30"
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36"
$1,980.00
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$2,190.00
1-1/2" 24"
to
25"
28"
to
49"
35"
to
36"
b3-10-b8/2b Ambrosia, Spalt, Curl
3076b3
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Maple 4' 8" 31" $770.00 1-1/8" 40" 28" 25" b3-1-b6/3c Spalted
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Maple 4' 11" 35"
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36"
$661.00
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$661.00
1-1/8" 42"
to
42"
33"
to
34"
30"
to
31"
b3-1-b6/3c Spalted & Curly - This slab has been discounted 10% for checking
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Maple 7' 9" 11" $2,650.00 5-3/4" 10" 11" 18" b3-14-b/4d Excellent mantel piece - Spalted
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Big Leaf Maple 4' 7" 22"
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22"
$720.00
to
$720.00
1-1/8" 23"
to
23"
25"
to
25"
19"
to
19"
b3-02-b08/1a splated
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Big Leaf Maple 3' 8" 41" $1,140.00 1 1/4" 40" 49" 41" b4-13-d1/1a Burl & Spalt
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Maple 4' 6" 64" $1,875.00 2-3/4" 70" 70" 53" b3-07-b01/3c ON HOLD Heavily figured and spalting. Note bark inclusion and bug holes.
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