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S4S Osage Orange Lumber

Can be used for staves and bows - but also a beautiful wood for woodworking!

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

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

Our dimensional stock usually originates from Argentina and often has longer and clearer sections. 

If you would like to do the milling yourself - try our 4/4 Rough Cut Osage Orange Lumber for a more budget friendly version.

What can you expect?

We will carefully handpick a high quality board for you. We pay close attention to the wood species characteristics so we can send you a board that well represents each wood type. 

  • 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" thick
  • 4-3/4" wide
  • 24", 36", or 48" long

In order to offer more protective packing for shipping - our lengths are often 1/4" less than sizes listed. Need a longer length? Please email us for a quote.

S4S Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to flatten and straighten boards.

The term "surfaced" or "dressed" refers to a piece of wood that has been milled. To achieve the necessary dimensions, we select a larger board to work from. Both faces and edges are then surfaced so you can be assured that the board is flat and straight. These boards are available in specific sizes.

For example: 3/4” x 5-1/4” x 24”

Rough Cut Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who enjoy working with machinery or hand tools to mill their own boards.

We use this term to describe boards that require additional milling. Rough cut lumber have been run through the planer to show the grain however they have not been dressed. You will need to mill both faces and edges. Rough cut lumber are available in specific lengths with varying widths.

For example: 4/4 x (5-6”) x 24”

You will receive a board that is just shy of an inch thick, with a width in the range of 5-6”, and is 24” long.

Rough Cut Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Thickness: 1/2"
Width: 4-3/4"
Length: 24"
Original price $26.95 - Original price $43.95
Original price
$26.95 - $43.95
Current price $26.95

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Adrian (Windsor, CA)
Impressed with the quality

Thank you for offering this service. Fast shipping, great packaging, great overall website.

Brad Torrens (Trenton, CA)
Amazing stuff but incredibly hard and dense

Great hard dense wood for a variety of uses. Very happy with the quality from KJP. I assume they run this stuff through a drum sander or a wide belt because it is buttery smooth.