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Urban Spalted Maple

A couple of years ago my friend Jim told me he had a nice Maple log laying at his place spalting. It was a nice size Soft Maple laying in the brush at the edge of his lot and I was really interested in how well it would spalt just laying there.
As it turned out this Spalted Maple log made some very nice 6/4, 8/4 and 12/4 lumber. After sawing it up it was air dried and was recently the subject of a small scale drying test where the air dried lumber was stacked in the rafters of a garage to finish drying the pieces to 6%-9% moisture content.

Just as others have reported, drying small amounts of lumber in a rafter or attic space is possible. Check out that story here and see how it went.

Continue scrolling down to see the lumber photos from this great Spalted Maple log.