Spalted maple safe for cutting boards?

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Forum topic by Seamus0559 posted 08-31-2015 10:50 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2015 10:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: spalted maple cutting board hardwood lumber maple butcher block

I was able to pick up about 60-70 live edge spalted maple boards for free recently, along with some live edge spalted poplar slabs. I’m wondering if there is any concern to using this for cutting boards, given the mold/fungus that causes the spalting. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 08-31-2015 11:03 PM

I have used it to make cutting boards. As far as I know once dry the fungas is iinurt. I thought abought activating the fungus with moisture but gave up on that after several years using this wood for cutting boards. They make some dramaric end grain cutting boards.

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#2 posted 08-31-2015 11:43 PM

I don’t think it is a problem except for the fact that some of the wood will be soft if it has been spalting too long.

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