Collaboration with Jacob Albee, Goldsmith

I recently worked with a talented designer/goldsmith in the area to provide him with high quality domestic woods for a new line of jewelry he is developing. Spalted maple is one of the promising woods because it has a great variety of color running through it. I look forward to seeing Jake’s new designs. Visit to see current work.

Spalting is caused by fungi working its way through wood – usually in fallen trees or standing deadwood. It occurs in fairly specialized conditions. The material I provided for Jake had traces of spalt in it when I got it from the sawyer. I stored the wood close to the ground and covered it to promote the fungal growth. Some of the boards yielded spectacular results.

Sam Norris Furniture Spalted Wood

Spalted Wood

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