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Posted on Spalting/Worm Holes in Cutting Board

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 07:54 PM

Spalting is actually a fungus that is starting to grow in the wood, and a percentage of the population is allergic to it. If you have a worm-hole, it could be anything from a beatle to a termite. Finish or not, if you find dust around the piece in the next week or so while keeping it on a clean surface in a temperate climate, not only do you have fungus in the spalting, you have live things…
And since a cutting board is meant to be cut on…sooner or later someone will go through your finish and expose the fungus and whatever else is in there. Sorry.

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