Grades: Select and Country
Widths: 3″ – 8″
Profile: T&G Square edge, micro bevel, V-groove
Lengths: 6′ – 10′
Thickness: ¾” standard, other custom thicknesses available
Lead Time: 2 – 3 weeks
Select Grade: Sassafras ranges through most of the eastern half of the United States, from southeastern Iowa and eastern Texas eastward. The sapwood is light yellow and the heartwood varies from dull grayish brown to dark brown, sometimes with a reddish tinge. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately hard, moderately weak in bending and end compression, and quite high in shock resistance. Sassafras is used for flooring and general millwork, and was highly prized by the Indians for dugout canoes, and is sometimes still used in small boats. It has a strong resemblance to Chestnut and can be used as an alternative to Chestnut.
Country Grade: For an antique country look character grade, with a variety of knots and defects, can be enhanced even more by skip planning and distressing the wood on site. Undesirable defects can also be removed on the job site.