||Sassafras (sassafras albidum)
||Also known as red sassafras, saxifrax, and cinnamon wood.
||Grows in Ontario and eastern half of United States.
||Straight, coarse grained with coarse texture and medium luster. Yellowish white sapwood and pale brown heartwood, deepening to dull orange-brown with exposure. Resembles black ash.
||Somewhat light, soft, brittle, and relatively weak, with good decay resistance and dimensional stability in use.
||Works well with machine or hand tools. Pre-drilling recommended for screws and nails. Glues, stains, and finishes satisfactorily.
||Used for inexpensive furniture, boxes, crates, small boats, fenceposts (due to decay resistance), rails, cooperage, and general millwork.
||Most sassafras trees are too small to yield significant quantities of lumber.