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Michael Smith
03-02-2015, 06:30 PM
It's amazing what a couple years sitting with one end of a round of California Bay Laurel (myrtle) can do. The first picture is on the same tree at the same area of the trunk that I cut when I first got the wood. The other two pics are of the same wood after the round had been sitting with one end on the dirt for two years. When I first cut this wood I found it so boring that I just left the other round sitting on the dirt. Nature took over and produced this wonderful spalted patterns. I had a few termites near the bottom that were easy to cut off.


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lauburu
03-03-2015, 10:16 AM
The best accidental discovery since penicillin... or maybe stainless steel... or maybe post-it notes. Darned fine effort anyway. Well done
Miguel

sequoia
03-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Very interesting indeed. How was the integrity of the wood in the spalted areas? Punky? Structurally sound?

This wood is pretty common around where I live. Now I'm going to be looking for old discarded rounds. Thanks for the tip.