Sassafras Lumber at AFP Logs & Lumber, Inc. in Buckhannon, WV
Sassafras heartwood is pale brown to orange brown, resembling ash or chestnut. The narrow sapwood is yellowish white. The wood has a coarse texture and is generally straight grained. Well known as an aromatic species.
The North-Eastern Appalachian region.
Furniture, interior and exterior joinery, windows, doors and door frames and kitchen cabinets. Availability is somewhat limited.
0.7% of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
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