I know this has been covered before here and there on the boards but I have a couple of questions I didn't find answers to. I just took delivery of my first piece of spalted maple to be used as a top on a multi lam body. While waiting for it to arrive I have been reading everything I can find on the subject of stabilizing it. It seems most of the info out there is for smaller pieces like pen blanks and bowls that dont deal with large boards or the ability/need to glue the wood after it is stabilized. So I have a few questions Normally I let wood sit up a month or 2 because Houston is so humid. Should I let these acclimate before I stabilize them with something? My boards have been kiln dried and are at a low moisture reading right now. As for products, I have found these so far, any experience with them? http://www.preservation-solutions.com/product.php?product_id=1006&category_id=1000 http://www.systemthree.com/p_rot_fix_2.asp http://www.minwax.com/products/woodmaint/hardener.cfm http://www.rotdoctor.com/products/cpes.html If none of these, what have you used that you are happy with for stabilizing spalted wood? Once used, which products are better able to be glued and if, lets say, you used an epoxy sealer/hardener, would you then have to use epoxy glue? Ive also seen where some have used vacuum systems to force whatever you are using into the open pores for better penetration. What are your thoughts on this? Again these were discussed in relation to smaller pieces and smaller vacuum systems. Could it work with larger pieces as well? I look forward to hearing everyones opinions.