LumberJocks

Reply by sbk

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Osage Orange

View sbk's profile

sbk

9 posts in 1877 days


#1 posted 11-09-2010 03:03 PM

In parts of the south, we refer to Osage Orange as Bois D’Arc (pronounced as Boat Arc), and the Horse Apple tree. My dad likes to say that this stuff is so rot resistant that you could wear out two post holes with one Bois D’Arc fence post.

I’ve worked with Bois D’Arc several times, and really like the way it looks and finishes. You might expect tear-out when you plane it if your tools aren’t sharp, but that’s true for most any wood. I haven’t turned any bowls, but I did turn several spindles for a doll bed. The wood worked well…just keep your tools sharp.

-- Stephen, Missouri City, Texas


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase