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Origin of Wood Type:
Botanical Name:
Ilex opaca
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.17 lb/bf
Color Range:
Cream- White
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
2" to 10"
Typical Avg. Length:
3' to 10' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Substitute for Boxwood, Dyed as a Substitute for Ebony, Wood Turning, Engraving Blocks, Piano Keys, Veneer, Repair of Antiques and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Common, Unselected

Other Trade Names:



Holly is one of the whitest of all woods and is often used as white inlay. It shows very little grain. Holly trees grow with so many branches that it is hard to get long clear cuttings.

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