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Sta2lt 07-02-2019 05:25 AM

Sassafras Lumber
My buddy with the mill has gotten me two large slabs of Sassafras. They came from a urban salvage operation. The tree was 160 yrs old and is not native to this area. My Question is has anyone ever made anything from Sassafras?


TahoeTwoBears 07-02-2019 02:42 PM

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I've got a couple of pieces sitting in my wood stash. Haven't used it yet. Seems a bit on the soft side, but pretty wood all the same.

PaulG 07-02-2019 07:10 PM

Re: Sassafras Lumber

Originally Posted by Sta2lt (Post 94249)
My Question is has anyone ever made anything from Sassafras?


Well, Iíve used sassafras a few times to make root beer Poking

Seriously though, definitely havenít made anything with that wood, donít think Iíve ever seen it in any of my local lumber yards. Was interesting to do some quick reading on it.

Sta2lt 07-02-2019 07:41 PM

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Dave said his wife took a piece into the house and the whole place smelled like rootbeer.

rutager 07-03-2019 03:20 AM

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I ordered a tiny piece a few years ago just to smell it, but havenít built anything.

PaulG 07-03-2019 03:32 PM

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This scent aspect of sassafras has me oddly intrigued.

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