All of my saw dust years have been with pine, oaks, poplar, walnut and some cherry. Recently I had an opportunity to get a load of rough cut, kiln dried wood that I was told to be sassafras. I now find out that it is not sassafras but something else.
It has a very distinct pattern, is super light weight and has a really attractive appearance with a finish on it. One thing that is totally evedent is that even with a sandind sealer applied, the grain pops up like a bristle brush, not too deep but non the less hard to control.
Hope these pictures help – the two outside pieces are the uknown and the middle strip is bkp
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup