Kingwood and maple with sapwood

Posted on August 27, 2013 by WoodAround

To follow up yesterdays kingwood ring, here is a teaser for another design. Will not be able to make many of these due to the scarcity of the wood, but here is a kingwood & maple ring that shows the sapwood transition.

The sapwood of lumber is the part that was still alive and carrying nutrients when the tree was felled. In many species such as this one the sapwood is a distinctly different color.