Four years ago I harvested 11 big sugar maple trees in a mature forest on a ridge in western Pennsylvania. I dragged out 44 ten foot logs with the help of amish horses Billy and Bess, and grew mushrooms in them for three years, which resulted in the amazing spalting you see in these pages.

I cut most of the logs into sawn veneers on my thin kerf band saw mill, leaving the natural edges intact, and carefully air dry the 7/16” planks. Once they are air dried and sanded, the finished planks are approximately 3/16” thick, from 8” to 30” wide and 4’-0" to 10’-0" in length.