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Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:02:09 AM »
What type of wood is this, I have not seen wood this bright of yellow before?







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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 07:17:15 AM »
Osage, also known as hedge. Mulberry is also that color.
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 07:21:40 AM »
Osage, also known as hedge. Mulberry is also that color.

I thought Hedge too, but I have never seen hedge that straight before, It was probably 20 feet straight..  Wouldn't there be hedge balls around it? 

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 07:29:31 AM »
Second what Lee said.

Not all Hedge will produce the balls.

Are there any thorns on it?  If not, it may be Mulberry, but the bark sure looks like Hedge to me.

That tall and straight would have been great bow staves, handles, or lumber. 

BTW, the color fades over time to a dark honey kind of color.
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 07:40:34 AM »
I've seen some black locust that looks like that too.

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 08:21:15 AM »
The very thin sapwood also indicates Black Locust.  There should have been short thorns on the upper branches, and it also should split fairly easily.
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 08:25:54 AM »
The very thin sapwood also indicates Black Locust.  There should have been short thorns on the upper branches, and it also should split fairly easily.

Are those leave black locust type?  all the locust tree leaves i looked up show multiple leaves in a line, smaller and just rounded.

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 09:09:23 AM »
Oh no.  If those leaves came from that tree, then scratch Black Locust.  I actually wondered about the leaves but then forgot to ask.   :-\
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 09:21:08 AM »
bo dark, or bois de arc if you will. hedge if your in Kansas. if you are going to saw it , it saws better when green. tough stuff when you let the log dry.

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 09:36:57 AM »
Yup, the leaves seem to fit Osage Orange.  Looks like you made firewood out of it?
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 02:35:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  I like your username.  In the future, when we blame the otherguy, we'll know where to look.   :D

If you are going to use that Osage Orange for firewood, you might want to be careful to load only one piece at a time of it mixed with other wood into a wood stove or fireplace because it burns very hot. 

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 03:47:46 PM »
Makes good wedges and mallets.
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 05:06:54 PM »
Build a bow

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 05:44:38 AM »
Around here, seeing osage with straight grain in the bark like you have means the tree grew down in the bottoms.  Osage that grows on the prairie twists and the bark lines go in a spiral.  Male trees have no fruit, and some trees have no thorns.  I can't think of a better wood for heavy duty applications.  Gary
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 11:30:17 PM »
Ditto on makes good mallets. I also like it for my chisel handles.
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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 04:27:08 PM »
Osage orange in a wide hedge row or tight in a grove will be straight. Makes the best fence posts . Out in the open they can be crooked as a dogs' hind leg .Mulberry can be male or female .Green cut is has sticky white sap that is about like Elmers glue .Good firewood though

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 07:28:25 PM »
Osage is a prime wood working wood. Especially prized these days by duck call makers.
 
Back in the day i used it for hand mirrors, boxes, stools and any small turnings that sold well at art/craft shows.

My only problem was getting decent lengths of sound boards.

I read once that the original old growth trees we mostly used up for side walks in Chicago, I wonder what these trees looked like?

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Re: Bright yellow wood, what is it?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 07:58:01 PM »
It's a tough wood .At one it was used for the decking on machinery trailers that hauled tracked equipment .Plus it's nearly rot proof .Untreated fence posts last for a very long time .


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