Northern Spalting exists as a focal point for all things spalted. Here you will find real, scientific information on spalting, DIY guides, lists of upcoming spalting events, and a menagerie of other spalting resources.

This website is run as an extension of the Stem Physiology Lab at Oregon State University.  For more information on spalting research, to get involved, or to inquire about graduate study opportunities, please send an e-mail.


News / Site Concerns - 

The next spalting workshop will be held August 23rd, 2014.  Details here.

We’re ready to start large-scale trials on some of our pigments on dry wood in dye format.  Because the method we are developing is directed solely for use by the woodworking community, we’re interested in gathering stakeholders who wish to help fund this project.  We need $10,000 total, so if ten businesses (or people) each gave $1000, we’d be set.  If you’d like to be a part of this development (and reap the pigment-y rewards of being able to spalt pre-cut, dried wood in about twenty minutes), please send an e-mail or check out this page.

Current funding: $800/$10,000 – we’re off to an awesome start!

We’re currently soliciting images for inclusion in the new Spalting Book that is being put together.  See spalting book for details. We are currently looking for images of various wood species with natural spalting, but the exact species of the tree needs to be known.  We are especially interested in international woods.