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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, Atherosperma moschatum
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
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map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsBlack Heart / Sassafras Characteristics

Extremely 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 of Black Heart / SassafrasColor Range

Pale tan to white with irregular and interesting dark brown to nearly black markings, streaks and stripes. The color variation is very sporadic.

other names for Black Heart / SassafrasOther Names

Tasmanian Sassafras, Black Heart, Blackheart, Southern Sassafras

uses for Black Heart / SassafrasSome Typical Uses

Handles, turnery, musical instruments, carving, and accessories

the Black Heart / Sassafras treeWhat's the Tree Like?

Grows to 80 feet high and a small diameter of about 30 inches.

where Black Heart / Sassafras growsBlack Heart / Sassafras grows in

Tasmania & Australia

What Customers Say About This Wood

Ric Koressel from Pensacola
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