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.
Characteristics of Holly
|Origin of Wood Type||USA|
|Botanical Name||Ilex opaca|
|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||0.3|
|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||None|
Holly Lumber Detailed Pricing:
|Thickness||Grade||Figure Type||Grain Orientation||Width Range||Length Range||Price Per BF|
|4/4||2 Common||None||Flat Sawn||2.00″ to 10.00″||36.00″ to 120.00″||$30.00|
Sample Pictures of Holly
Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.
All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color. We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.