A wise person once said that beauty is found in the flaws, and these Spalted Stools by Don Howell prove this statement undeniably. Contrary to some, this maker of fine wooden furniture does not seek out unblemished beams and knot-free lumber, since he greatly appreciates the organic designs produced by fungal decay.
There are so many things to love about these sliced stump seats, having been cut from tree trunks like coined pieces of carrot. They reveal the plants' fine rings that represent years of life, as well as the natural shapes that these great stems grew to embody.
The black ink-like lines that grace the lumber's inner layers are sapstain left over from fungi's earlier meal, and these arguably give Spalted Stools by Don Howell more character than a talented human hand could muster.