Weekspecial: Osage Orange and Poplar Burl- 25% discount


In our weekspecial from 16th of Dec till 27th of Dec you can look forward to 25% off Osage Orange and Poplar Burl! The offer is valid for the entire category, while stocks last.

The Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) comes from the southern United States especially from Arkansas and Oklahoma down to the Mexican border. It has now found its way to Italy and Croatia. It can reach heights of up to 50 feet and a crown diameter of 40 feet. The fruits are quite large, up to 6 inches across. It was named after the Osage tribe which originally lived in the tree’s natural habitat. The Osage also discovered the wonderful suitability of wood for use as a bow.
The wood is very hard, dense, and has a quite irregular growth, making it more challenging to work. It is quite durable. Freshly cut, it is a rather garish yellow, but it will darken over time into a brownish color. It is a very popular wood for bows, but only once split. The bows are carved from the natural splits.


The black poplar (Populus nigra) is a species of cottonwood poplar that grows in many parts of Central Europe. It prefers to live near riverbanks. In addition to a good water supply, it needs to be well-aerated gravel and sandy soil. Poplars usually live to about 150 years, occasionally even up to 300 years. The black poplar can reach heights of 80 to 100 feet.
The wood is soft, lightweight, and with long fibers. It can be worked with very sharp tools, making it very popular as carving wood. Larger pieces are mainly used as plywood. The burl wood from an enormous root ball can have brown eyes. It is gorgeous when polished and can have a stunning 3-D effect.