Spalted Oval Baguette Board
26" x 6"
There are many species of Maple trees throughout New England. Maples are renowned for their magnificent display of oranges, browns, yellows and reds every year during the Autumn months.
Spalted Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been allowed to begin the initial stages of decay. The partial decay, called Spalting, gives the wood beautiful contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the tree. Peterman rescues the trees from the spalting process at the right time when the wood is still sound enough to work with. In order to prevent further decay and to make them food safe they slowly dry their boards for several weeks in custom made kilns. Each one of the unique and beautiful wooden baguette boards are like a work of art that seems to tell a story. Handmade out of upcycled wood, all products are food safe. Hand wash only.