American Holly, also called Christmas Holly, is one of the whiter woods available. It is difficult to dry and must be kiln-dried rapidly and correctly to prevent bright green stains from appearing. Once dry it is a fairly stable wood. It grows predominantly in the Eastern part of the United States. It can only be cut in the winter when the sap is down. This wood has a fairly fine grain, and is an excellent wood for turnery as well as color contrasting inlays and segmented turning work. The specific gravity averages around .61. Some boards in smaller sizes are available in primo grade, please email or call us for specific sizes of boards.