SPALTED wood

Section of "spalted wood" from Mark Lindquist's Zone Line Series photographs.


Mark Lindquist 1997

Spalted Wood is a term (originating as a New England colloquialism)
referring to partially decomposed wood which exhibits graphic patterns,
and often rich, dark bold black lines (termed zone lines),
frequently in calligraphic designs.

Melvin Lindquist (Mark's father) discovered spalted wood on his land
in the upstate New York Adirondacks in the early 1950's. He and his 10-
year-old son Mark began working the wood which, by the early 1970's,
became widely popularized and is now a mainstay of
the woodturner's "palette" of materials.

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18 Sep 1997