Hackberry, Spalted (Celtis occidentalis), is not technically a species of Hackberry. It is Hackberry that has been allowed to begin the initial stages of decay, but then dried to prevent further decay. This partial decay, known as spalting, gives the wood its unique characteristic dark lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack.
Also known as Sugarberry, Nettle Tree, or American Hackberry, Hackberry is a native North American hardwood. Heartwood is light brown to gray with contrasting light yellow sapwood and streaks of blue-gray fungal staining. Grain is usually straight with occasional interlocking structure. Machines good with both hand and machine tools. Turns, glues, stains, and finishes well. Dimensions are +/- 1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension. USA.
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.