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Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. He gets excited about this kind of stuff. Hidden in those fallen trees — especially the ones covered by moss and dirt — is wood disfigured by the beginnings of decomposition. Turning that wood on a lathe produces strikingly unique bowls, boards, and other items, perfect for your home or showroom.

Almost all the wood we get is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple pieces are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call "ambrosia" or "spalted."

All our bowls, boards, and servers are food-safe. They are dried down to 6% moisture. They are meant to be used for food, and are treeted with bees wax and mineral oil for food safety and to keep the wood from drying out.

The amount and design of the spaulting will vary by board. Hand wash only.



$78.00