American Holly, Holly
|Main Color Group||
Yellow / White
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||
|Janka Hardness - LBF||
|Janka Hardness - Newtons||
Holly is an interesting domestic wood. Those who know of it prize it for its consistent pale white color which typically slows little to no discernible grain patterns. Although it has traditionally been used as an ornamental or accent wood, it has enjoyed a recent surge of popularity among turners for its fine aesthetic and turning properties. In certain applications, it has been dyed black and used as an ebony substitute — although it lacks the requisite density for most musical applications.
The wood glues, stains and finishes well, however it can be difficult to work on account of its sometimes interlocked grains and the numerous knots that are commonly present.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Inlays, furniture, piano keys (dyed black), handles, turned objects, and other small novelty items.
Comments: Holly needs to begin the drying process almost immediately after it’s cut, as, otherwise, fungal discoloration can occur. For this reason, it is generally harvested during the winter months and not left to air dry for very long before making it into a kiln.
The wood is non-durable, so its use is exclusively confined to indoor applications. Products and items produced with this wood do best when a hardening protective finish is applied, and the wood is very good at maintaining its original color when such a clear finish is administered.
|$40.43||B||37.5 x 4.375 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1010|| |
End Cracks Open Knots Both sides
|$63.63||B||48 x 5.38 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1012|| |
1 Open Knot Small Tight Knots 1 side Multiple knots 2nd side
|$28.83||B||29.25 x 4 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1011|| |
Small Tight Knot
|$35.36||B||35.875 x 4 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1009|| |
Edge Defect Open Defect 1 End
|$70.21||B||48.5 x 5.875 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1008|| |
Light Stain Knots 1 end & 1 edge
|$18.87||B||32.25 x 2.375 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1007|| |
Small Tight Knot 1 side Open knots 2nd side
|$30.07||B||26.75 x 4.5625 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1006|| |
Open Crack 1 end Small defect 1 side Edge Crack
|$36.71||A||30 x 4.0625 x 0.93 in||HOLLY1005|| |
Knot 1 side light stain
|$40.69||AB||24 x 6.2 x 0.9 in||HOLLY1004|| |
Check on one edge
|$25.11||AB||27 x 3.4 x 0.9 in||HOLLY1003|| |
|$28.00||B||27.75 x 4.1 x 0.9 in||HOLLY1002|| |
|$75.58||AB||50.25 x 5.5 x 0.9 in||HOLLY1001|| |
Partially surfaced, check one face
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