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Wood Properties of Sassafras

Sassafras Alternative Name 1
Cinnamon wood

Sassafras Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Sassafras Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Sassafras Availability of Wood
Adequate

Sassafras Available As Lumber
Yes

Sassafras Available as Veneer
Yes

Sassafras Available only in small sizes
Yes

Sassafras Bending Strength
Moderate

Sassafras Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Sassafras Botanical Name
Sassafras officinale

Sassafras Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Sassafras Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Color of Wood
Medium Brown

Sassafras Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Crushing Strength
Low

Sassafras Decorative Figure
No

Sassafras Density
High

Sassafras Drilling
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Gluing
Very good

Sassafras Grain
Straight

Sassafras Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Sassafras Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Sassafras Hand Tooling
Average

Sassafras Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Sassafras Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Sassafras Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Sassafras Interlocked Grain
No

Sassafras Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Sassafras Machine Tools
Average

Sassafras Mortising
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Movement after drying
Low

Sassafras Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Sassafras Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Sassafras Natural Durability
Durable

Sassafras Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Planing
Average

Sassafras Polishing
Fair

Sassafras Pounds per cubic foot maximum
44

Sassafras Pounds per cubic foot minimum
44

Sassafras Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Sassafras Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Sassafras Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Sassafras Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Sassafras Shaping
Good

Sassafras Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Sassafras Specific Gravity
High

Sassafras Specific Gravity maximum
.53

Sassafras Specific Gravity minimum
.53

Sassafras Staining
Good

Sassafras Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Sassafras Stiffness
Low

Sassafras Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Sassafras Texture of the Wood
Fine

Sassafras Toughness
Moderate

Sassafras Turning
Fair to Average

Sassafras Weight
Heavy

Sassafras Wood Defects
Check (or split)

Sassafras Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Sassafras Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Sassafras Use for Carving
no

Sassafras Use for Cooperage
no

Sassafras Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Sassafras Use for Flooring
no

Sassafras Use for Furniture
no

Sassafras Use for Handles
no

Sassafras Use for Heavy Construction
no

Sassafras Use for Inlay
no

Sassafras Use for Interior Finish
no

Sassafras Use for Light Construction
no

Sassafras Use for Marine Applications
YES

Sassafras Use for Marquetry
no

Sassafras Use for Millwork
YES

Sassafras Use for Models and Patterns
no

Sassafras Use for Musical Instruments
no

Sassafras Use for Novelties
no

Sassafras Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Sassafras Use for Shingles
no

Sassafras Use for Sports Equipment
no

Sassafras Use for Turnery
no

Sassafras Use for Woodenware
no





     
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