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Project by dirtbagchaser posted 06-25-2011 04:25 PM 1327 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A pair of book cases made for a friend from sassafrass. OOOHHH the aroma in the shop, and a wonderful wood to work with. Stained in golden oak and finished in lacquer

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#1 posted 06-25-2011 04:30 PM

Nice looking bookcases.

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 12:10 AM

That’s the first sassafrass I’ve seen made into furniture. I’m impressed. I may have to saw a log or two and make some sassafrass lumber.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 03:50 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 04:29 PM

I would definately encourage cutting up some sassafrass Hal, it is a beautiful wood that has the strength and hardness of poplar, it stays very true and stable and has an appearance of white oak. When milled in the shop the odor is intoxicating, will make the whole shop smell like a rootbeer factory. Enjoy!

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