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#1 posted 12-31-2019 04:24 PM

Not many woods are as white as Holly? :-(
Closest ‘white’ wood is Quaking Aspen, and maybe Buckeye. Which are also hard to find.

Some other light color woods I have seen where you can occasionally hand select a ‘white’ color are:
European Hornbeam, Paper birch, Cottonwood, Horse Chestnut, and of course maple.

Buckeye and Cottonwood smell foul when wet or green. Several of these are long fiber, and tend to fuzz on surface cuts. Which makes them less fun to use, and helps explain why they are less commonly found as lumber.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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