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New book available on spalted wood

Schiffer Publishing has a new book on the history and use of spalted wood by Sarah C. Robinson, Hans Michaelsen and Julia C. Robinson.

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“Spalted Wood: The History, Science, and Art of a Unique Material” goes back 700 years to the beginning of written records of spalting and follows its evolution from closely guarded guild secret to scientific curiosity to a mainstream art form, according to the publisher.

Robinson, founder of, presents an introductory guide to spalted woods from around the world. The book includes a supplier list.

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