Not sure if this is the right place for this but I thought I would share. I am sure some of you guys have spalted your own wood before but I have not and have been researching it. I ran across a professor at an Oregon university who has a ton of info on spalting. She has a site and a blog at She has some pamphlets she will email you that detail exactly what steps to take. The pamphlets are free but she does want to email them to people directly as she has some issues with plagiarizing. She is very helpful as well. You can even email her pictures of fungi you find in the woods and she will tell you if it would be a good one to use or not. For you guys that live in the Northeast it appears there are spalting workshops you can attend as well. Just thought I would pass the info along as her stuff has been a great source of knowledge for me.