Osage Orange available at KJP Select Hardwoods in Ottawa, Canada

Osage Orange

Rough Cut Lumber

8/4 Rough Cut Osage Orange Lumber
From $44.50

S4S Lumber

S4S Osage Orange Lumber
$23.95
Dressed Osage Orange
From $49.50

Turning Blanks

Osage Orange Bowl Blank
From $20.00
Osage Orange Turning Square
From $13.00

Pen Blanks

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Osage Orange Pen Blanks

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Pricing:



Average

Hardness:

2,620

Janka

Distribution:



South central US

Availability:



Moderately Available

Appearance

Despite the name, it’s not really orange…more of a golden to bright yellow. Over time the wood darkens to a medium brown.

Workability

Osage Orange is a difficult wood to work with because it is extremely hard and dense. It turns very well and has no issues with gluing or finishing.

Uses

Bow making, instruments, and fence posts.

Additional Comments

Osage Orange is a gnarly tree that often has a crooked trunk that makes it impossible to use as lumber. That being said, the wood is very stable and bends without breaking which explains its use by bowyers.

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