holly lumber


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
Specific Gravity 0.8
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.