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Joe Weaver

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12-28-2009 09:05 PM

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I am going to make some cutting boards both end grain and flat surface and want to know if its safe to use holly in the boards?

-- Joe, Ga

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 12:25 AM

I assume you are refering to the toxicity factor? If so, I wouldn’t worry about that, it’s only the berries that are poisonous. It is a stomach and digestion issue at that, there is no skin rash problem with it.
As far as working with it, no problem. It is a fine grained, very white, wood. Most people use it for small inlays or carvings, it’s hard to get in big pieces.

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 12:35 AM

Here’s a link that my help.

-- Custom furniture

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