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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 02:03:43 PM »
Flatsawn it is then. Thanks guys
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Re: Sassafras
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 03:02:10 AM »
I have several sassafras I am thinking of sawing for deck boards and hoping they are decently solid to the heart, which may be doubtful, they are 14" - 18", but has anyone had any experience on the splintering of sassafras? I am wanting to do something different for my own deck.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 10:34:24 PM »
Thats HUGE sassafras.  I have sassafras all over my property, but the biggest is only about 6.  
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 11:00:10 PM »
Its relatively soft, not as bad as cedar, and splits sort of easily but I don't consider it splintery at all.


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