Spalted Maple Lazy Susan
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. Spencer 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 he slowly dries his handmade serving boards for several weeks in his custom made kilns. Each one of his unique and beautiful live edge wood serving boards are like a work of art that seems to tell a story.