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Black Heart Sassafras
(Atherosperma moschatum)
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COMMON NAMES:   Blackheart sassafras, Tasmanian sassafras

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:  

DENSITY:  37 lbs./cu.ft.

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:

RADIAL MOVEMENT:

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:

DURABILITY1:   Poor

SOURCE:  Tasmania

DESCRIPTION:   Sapwood is creamy white with a dark to black boundary to the heartwood which is predominately chocolate brown with pastel undertones. It is cut to accentuate the contrast between sapwood and heartwood. It is used in cabinets, furniture, and crafts (for instance band saw boxes)


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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