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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: (?):
Moderately Available
Typical Avg. Width:
2" to 10"
Typical Avg. Length:
3' to 10'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Substitute for Boxwood, Can be dyed and used as a substitute for Ebony, Wood Turning, Engraving Blocks, Piano Keys, Veneer, Antique Repair and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Common, Unselected

Other Trade Names:



Holly is one of the whitest of all woods. Very popular for inlay work. 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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