So what do we mean by "Spalted"? Spalting is the result of the natural rotting process which occurs in wood that is outside in the elements. There are two components that make the process happen - Moisture and Heat. 

 

The Pacific Northwest, and dare I say Camano Island, is the best place for spalting to occur. We have 3/4 of our year with rainy skies, and then nice summers with moderate temps between 70-90 degrees F. Our logs age outside for 3-5 years so the bacteria responsible for the spalting process has plenty of time to do their thing. The result is beautiful mixes of amber and white colors, which are often times joined by blackish streaks and patterns to make truly unique looking wood grains.