This Alder plank was thrown into a firewood pile at a local wood mill because it checked (cracked) I saw its potential and decided to allow it to spalt (partially rot) for a year. Spalting is the process of controlled rotting that is shown on the plank as the fine black lines. To hold the plank from splitting further I incorporated these very unique walnut keys and and repeated the design curve throughout the piece. The angular Granite stone counters the smooth curves of the table and anchors the base. This piece is for sale at the Art Junction Gallery in Whistler, British Columbia.
Spaltled Alder, Walnut and Granite
70” x 16” x 36”