Holly – Ilex opaca
I love this wood for trim and inlays on dark woods.
It has almost no figure from grain pattern or color. Holly is a chalky white to a light shade of gray.
The texture is very fine and uniform.
It’s an easy wood to work with. Cuts clean and smooth with hand or power tools. Capable of a very smooth and hard surface. Flexible and strong, bends nicely.
Very expensive but a little goes a long way as long as you are using it as stated above.
You can also ebonize it easily.
I would love to make an entire project out of it one of these days!
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