Black Heart / Sassafras (Botanical: Atherosperma moschatum)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Black Heart / Sassafras - all products are listed at bottom
Black Heart / Sassafras CharacteristicsExtremely fine textured and moderately soft. Blackheart does have good tone qualities and bends easily, so it's becoming more popular with musical instrument makers. The wood is difficult to match in color from board to board, which makes the color variety a standard characteristic of this wood.
Color RangePale tan to white with irregular and interesting dark brown to nearly black markings, streaks and stripes. The color variation is very sporadic.
Other NamesTasmanian Sassafras, Black Heart, Blackheart, Southern Sassafras
Some Typical UsesHandles, turnery, musical instruments, carving, and accessories
What's the Tree Like?Grows to 80 feet high and a small diameter of about 30 inches.
Black Heart / Sassafras grows inTasmania & Australia
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