This week in urban logging #2: Spalting logs, it's just a matter of time.

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Blog entry by Daren Nelson posted 06-23-2008 07:46 PM 1491 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think I timed these about right (just shy of 2 years), spalted maple, fresh sawn this morning. In the “group shot” of the 4 bookmatched live edge sets you cannot see the detail, so I took a couple close ups. Really any place on the boards would have made an interesting close up. With a finish that spalt should really be wild looking. 16”-18” wide sawn 5/4”

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#1 posted 06-23-2008 07:50 PM

I LOVE spalted wood! Great show.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 06-23-2008 08:03 PM


Enjoying the weekly postings. Keep ‘em comin’!

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#3 posted 06-23-2008 08:21 PM

These are simply gorgeous. I really enjoy seeing pieces like this.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-23-2008 08:26 PM

Beautiful Boards.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 10:48 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 06-24-2008 12:49 AM

You always have the nicest wood. Wish there was urban salvaged wood like you have around boston.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#7 posted 06-24-2008 03:58 AM

Very nice spalted maple Daren. Did you place the logs in the dirt to promote the spalting. Must be a crap shoot to get the timing just right. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 06-24-2008 04:38 AM

Really cool… great post!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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