Osage Orange

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Description

This is a fine textured wood with a close grain. The tree grows with numerous stress checks (cracks) running throughout therefore the wood yielded is often checked.

Common Uses

Fence posts, dye, archery bows, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items.

Appearance

Heartwood is golden to bright yellow, which inevitably ages to a darker medium brown with time: primarily due to exposure to ultraviolet light.

Workability

Working this Osage Orange can be difficult due to its hardness and density, though it is reported to have little dulling effect on cutting edges. It turns well, and also takes stains, glues and finishes well.

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