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The table is made of black-hart sassafras. mortise and tenon joints on legs and apron and a dove tail joint in the stretcher under the draw the legs are tapered . Draws are also dove tailed the top is held down with buttons, all sanded to 240 grit two coats of sanding sealer and five coats of lacquer.
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Blackhart Sassafras is a Tasmanian species of tree, the black colour is produced when a branch breaks and water seeps in, it doesn't change the integrity of the timber. It is a medium density timber and is a great to work with.
Nice work. I didn't even know sassafras was a tree. Very attractive wood. What's it like to work with?
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