buy blackheart sassafras wood at hearne hardwoods inc


Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras is a strikingly dramatic Australian timber with a cream-colored sapwood and wild reddish brown heartwood. It is used for both veneer and lumber and might be at its best when quartered.

  • The Australian species shows beautiful spider webbing
  • Graining similar to spalting
  • Often quartersawn to enhance figure pattern
  • Good furniture wood

Characteristics of Blackheart Sassafras

Origin of Wood Type Tasmania
Botanical Name Atherosperma moschatum
Specific Gravity  0.62
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.25
Color Range Gold – Brown – Red
Rarity / Availability Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 20″, rarely found up to 30″
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning
Lumber Grades Flitch
Other Trade Names Blackheart Sassy, Australian Sassafras

Call for availability: 1.610.932.7400 / 1.888.814.0007