Spalted Maple Music Stand

This music stand has a graceful horseshoe base and adjustable height upright made from cherry with cocobolo accents. The sheet holder has book-matched spalted maple veneers on both sides of a Baltic birch substrate and is trimmed in cherry. “Spalting” occurs to some trees as they are dying and in the process a fungus attacks the tree creating these wonderful patterns and colors. The tree needs to be harvested at just the right time or the wood will be too rotted to be useful. The sheet holder has an adjustable tilt angle. To keep the music stand stable molten lead has been poured into routed cavities of the front feet of the horseshoe base.