The Sassafras Family
|Scientific Name:||Sassafras albidum|
|Crushing Strength:||6,600lbf /in2|
Sassafras has a heartwood that is medium to light brown, sometimes with an orange or olive hue. The color will darken with age. The sapwood is a paler yellowish brown. The grain is straight and has a coarse uneven texture. The end grain is ring-porous. The wood is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well.
|Scientific Name:||Atherosperma moschatum|
|Crushing Strength:||6,400lbf /in2|
Blackheart Sassafras has a heartwood that is naturally grey to golden brown and a sapwood that is pale yellow. The grain is straight and it has a uniform fine to medium texture. The wood gives off a low natural lustre. The wood is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The end grain is diffuse-porous. It is easy to work with and turns, glues, stains, and finishes well.