sassafras 2400

Sassafras & Blackheart Sassafras

Atherosperma Moschatum

Golden sassafras is a beautiful pale creamy grey to white timber. Finishing to a grey and golden tone, it is particularly attractive as a veneer or as a solid timber with knots providing figure. If infected with a staining fungus it produces blackheart sassafras which is a distinctive dark brown or black, with even green streaks running through the wood. Also known as Tasmanian Sassafras, Southern Sassafras.

Origin
Tasmania
Density
630

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
630
Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry
99
Radial Shrinkage
2.5%
Hardness (janka) (kN)
5.0
Finish
Excellent
Durability
Non Durable
Machining
Good
Split Resistance Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
Tasmania
Specific Gravity
0.60
Tangential Shrinkage
6.5%
Stability
Excellent
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
No
Availability
Limited