Sassafras & Blackheart Sassafras

Atherosperma Moschatum
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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.

Properties

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 Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Tasmania
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.60
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 6.5%
STABILITY Excellent
AVAILABILITY Limited
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

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