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    Sassafrass .. who uses, for what?

    I have the opporunity to pick up a few hundred board feet of Sassafrass. Having never used it before, looking for some insight from those who have used it ... any good for furniture projects, etc. Please share your experiences with comments/pics. Thanks.

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    I have used it on outdoor projects. Actually used it on a boat for the underside supports for a swim platform. Very rot resistant and I have can never find our I would use it more.
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    My father in law uses a lot of it for picture frames. Very nice looking wood. I recently bought several boards for something...just dont know what yet.
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    very light weight and used to be used in lower priced furniture alot,,back many years ago.. once it has been finished and colored it can mimic many woods that were higher priced in the day..smells great to work with
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    I have a friend who offers to buy the sass shavings from the planer just for the aroma. When I have them I give them to her. I made some nice display shelves form sass. The lady wanted them mounted on the wall about 6' high around her home office. The golden oak stain made them look pretty nice. She displays part of her Barbie doll collection on them.
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    It smells great and makes a great drink as well. Good thing beer don't grow on trees
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    makes a great drink as well.
    Back in my day......I remember making sassafras tea when I was a boy scout. We thought it was cool to cook the roots and make a drink out of them.
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    Well let's take this completely OT I remember going to my Great Aunt's and she would make root tea and homemade potato chips. Life was good

    Now back to your regular programming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    It smells great and makes a great drink as well. Good thing beer don't grow on trees
    mmm...yeah....don't drink that on a regular basis...like many things.

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    On the positive side. Sassafras wood was used by early settlers to build bed frames, it was believed that the smell drove away bed bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    mmm...yeah....don't drink that on a regular basis...like many things.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/48...as-tea-cancer/
    Please, Lance Armstrong, you expect me to trust him?
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