Osage orange is known to be extremely durable and is considered to be one of the most decay resistant woods native to North America. The wood varies from gold to bright yellow in color and can darken with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. It takes stains, glues and finishes exceedingly well. This heavy, close grained yellow-orange wood is prized for use in tool handles, fence posts, and cutting boards. Early French settlers would refer to the tree as bois d’arc, or “bow wood”, as the timber was used by native americans to make bows and war clubs. In fact, in the early 19th century, a good Osage bow was worth a horse and a blanket. Osage offers a multitude of application uses and using this as the star of your next project will be sure to make something worthy to show off.
(5.87" x 1.50" x .250")