A tale of spalted beech

Whale sculpture in spalted beech
You’ve probably admired the beautiful black, brown or sometimes red lines, creating beautiful patterns across a piece of wood, but do you know how these patterns are made? Spalting is the term used to describe the process by which certain fungi grow on cut or fallen trees and travel up through the timber. They take 2 to 3 years to form these beautiful patterns and the li...
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