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Spalted Maple Baguette Board by Spencer Peterman

Spencer Peterman

Spalted Maple Baguette Board by Spencer Peterman


Baguette Board
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  • Spalted Maple Baguette Boards by Spencer Peterman

    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. We rescue 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 we slowly dry our boards for several weeks in our custom made kilns. Each one of our unique and beautiful wooden baguette boards are like a work of art that seems to tell a story. Handmade out of upcycled wood, all our products are food safe. Hand wash only.

    Handmade in Gill, MA

  • Spencer has been turning bowls for about 15 years. He actually started out as a basket weaver making Nantucket baskets. While doing craft shows he became interested in the idea of learning how to turn bowls. He visited a few of the wood bowl companies in Vermont and started practicing on a lathe. Eventually he designed and made his own lathe that would produce a more natural and rugged shaped bowl. Spencer saw that there were a lot of trees locally that were being chipped up or cut for firewood. He thought he could turn all these discarded logs into something much more useful, and beautiful as well. Today almost all the wood he gets are from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut.

  • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact the store to discuss.