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Re: Fungus
Response To:
Re: Beech by the bunch ()

david weaver
Wet beech gets a black or dark gray fungus or mold on it very quickly. A lot of my 5/4 and 4/4 beech has just a little fungus or mold evidence on it (that must've occurred right after sawing), but when you plane the rough off, there is still some evidence below that of discoloration and you have to remove more yet to get through all of it.

I don't know for sure that the discoloration is due to the mold, but I would suspect it is.

None of the "expensive" beech that I got from horizon has much or any of that on it.

I'm assuming that it air dried and the surface wasn't wet for long, but I'd bleach it just in case to kill anything on the surface while the surface still had high moisture.

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