Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, not a separate species, it is found in wood that has begun
initial stages of decay but once the wood is dried the spalting process is stopped. It can give the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood. This piece was rough turned to shape then left to dry for several months, when dry, it is brought to the lathe where both the inside and outside are trued up, it is sanded to a fine finish then covered with multiple coats of a hardwearing and eco friendly hardwax oil. The Walnut threaded lid has a handcut 12tpi thread ensuring a secure closure.