Osage Orange wood is amazing. It is bright yellow when fresh cut and mellows over time to mustard, then a rich brown with a chatoyant flash.
While visiting my mother in western PA, we were fortunate to connect with a neighbor that cuts and sells wood on ebay. He had recently cut some osage orange trees with the intention of milling 2″ square by 7′ long blocks to be fashioned into archery bows. Unfortunately, the wood contained too many knots that interfered with the bow integrity. To our great fortune, he offered this beautiful wood to us. We came home with a full Explorer load of Woodturners’ “gold”.