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Holly Tree Wood & Lumber

Holly Tree Wood

Looking for premium quality holly tree wood for your next woodworking project? Our holly lumber is carefully sourced and selected to provide you with the finest quality and most beautiful patterns available. Whether you're a professional woodworker or a hobbyist, you can trust KJP Select Hardwoods to provide you with the perfect holly tree wood for your needs. Order now and take your woodworking to the next level with KJP Select Hardwoods' top-quality holly lumber.

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Holly (Ilex opaca)







Eastern US


Moderately Available


Holly is prized for its pale white colour and almost complete lack of grain pattern. There are often knots present which reduces the usable size of boards. If not dried quickly enough after felling, a bluish grey fungal stain will develop.


The grain is interlocked which can make hand planning difficult but it can be worked with a finely tuned card scraper with ease. Be careful sanding Holly when there are dissimilar woods next to it because the sanding dust created can stain the white of the Holly.


Often used as an accent wood in stringing, banding, and inlays. The small size of the tree and knots make it difficult to make larger projects.

Additional Comments

Holly is best used in small pieces or thin slices due to the large shrinkage rate and seasonal movement. There is nothing more striking than Holly and Ebony featured together on inlays.

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