Sassafras & Blackheart Sassafras

Atherosperma Moschatum

Description & Usage

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.

  • Boating
  • Cabinet Door
  • Decking & Cladding
  • Flooring & Staircase
  • Furniture
  • Joinery
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Technical Information

  • Density kg/m3 dry
  • Specific gravity
  • Modulus of rupture Mpa dry
  • Modulus of elasticity Gpa dry
  • Radial shrinkage %
  • Tangential Shrinkage %
  • 630
  • 0.6
  • 99
  • 2.5
  • 6.5
  • Hardness (Janka) (kN)
  • Finish
  • Stability
  • Durability
  • Susceptible to Lictus Borer
  • Machining
  • 5
  • Excellent
  • Excellent
  • Non Durable
  • No
  • Good
  • Resistance to Split in Nailing
  • Resistance to Split in Screwing
  • Gluing
  • Growing Region
  • Availability
  • Good
  • Good
  • Good
  • TAS
  • Limited
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