Sasafrass for furniture?


I'm thinking about using the sasafrass to make a couple of nightstands and a bed, maybe a bigger table also. Is it easy to seal and stain? Any pros or cons? Any and all advice welcome.
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Should be fine. I've been using a sassafras hiking stick weekly for 3-4 years and it hasn't broke yet. Looks like a very light-color wood.
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Sitting here looking at the desk organizer I made from Sassafras: It is somewhat open grained, on the order of ash or oak but smells way better when you are milling it (especially compared to oak. I used danish oil on mine and it is a nice rich brown color. Not sure why you would want to seal or stain it; it is a nice enough looking wood without muddying it up.
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