||Osage-Orange (Maclura pomifera)
||Also known as osage, bow wood, bois-d’arc, bodark, bodare, hedge apple, and horse apple.
||Grows in United States and Canada.
||Straight grained with an uneven texture and a high luster. Golden-yellow to bright orange heartwood and narrow, light yellow sapwood. Darkens with age. Heavy, hard, tough, and resilient.
||Exceptional decay resistance (best in North America) and dimensional stability.
||Works with difficulty due to hardness. Glues satisfactorily. Nails and screws hold well but hardness may require pre-drilling. Finishes easily enough but oils will accelerate natural darkening.
||Used for wheel rims, bows, fenceposts, stakes, railroad ties, turnery, novelties, and musical instruments.