The Osage Orange Family

osage-orangeOsage Orange

Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera
Location: southcentral USA
Dried Weight: 54lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,760lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,380lbf /in2

Osage Orange has a heartwood with a golden to bright yellow color and it will darken to a medium brown with age. The grain is straight and it has a fine medium texture. The wood gives off a high natural lustre. The end grain is ring-porous. Osage is rated as extremely durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its hardness and density. It does turn well, takes stain, glues and finishes well.

 

argentine-osage-orangeArgentine Osage Orange

Scientific Name: Maclura tinctoria
Location: tropical America
Dried Weight: 57lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,380lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,710lbf /in2

Argentine Osage Orange has a heartwood with a golden to bright yellow color and it will darken to a medium brown with age. The grain is straight and it has a fine medium texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Osage is rated as extremely durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its hardness and density. It does turn well, takes stain, glues and finishes well.

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