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Sassafras
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:21:29 PM »
I have a fairly large sass that needs to come down.  From my understanding it is very large for a sassafras,  about 38in dbh.  My question is should this be quarter sawn? I have researched it a little and seems that some quarter it.
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Re: Sassafras
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 05:30:26 AM »
I don't see any advantage to quartersawing sassafras.  You won't get any additional character, as you do in oak or sycamore.  Sassafras is also very stable.  Sassafras has a decent grain, and flatsawing will give better appearance. 
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Re: Sassafras
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 06:23:54 AM »
x2 the flatsawn grain will look better, it looks very similar to chestnut, quartering it would just be boring.

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Re: Sassafras
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 02:03:43 PM »
Flatsawn it is then. Thanks guys
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