sassafras wood


Sassafras is a fragrant North American hardwood.  With open grain, soft texture and light brown color, it is sometimes used as a Chestnut substitute.

  • Excellent bending properties
  • Chestnut substitute

Characteristics of Sassafras

Origin of Wood Type USA
Botanical Name Sassafras officinale
Specific Gravity 0.45
Avg. Weight Per BF 2.40 lb/ bf
Color Range Pale to Dark Brown – Creamy Brown
Rarity / Availability Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 12″
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Furniture, Boxes, Crates, Fencing, Boat Building and more
Lumber Grades Common 1 & 2, FAS
Other Trade Names Cinnamon Wood, Red Sassafras, Black Ash

Call for availability: 1.610.932.7400 / 1.888.814.0007

Sample Pictures of Sassafras

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.