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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is pale brown to orange brown, resembling ash or chestnut. The narrow sapwood is yellowish white. The wood has a coarse texture & is generally straight grained. Well known as an aromatic species.
BOTANICAL NAME: Sassafras albidum.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Easily worked & readily accepts a finish. It glues well & holds screws better than it nails, where pre-boring may be necessary to avoid splitting.
USES: Furniture, interior & exterior joinery, windows, doors & door frames, kitchen cabinets & paneling. It is a preferred wood used in boat building & fence posts.
JANKA HARDNESS: 630