Alder Wood Characteristics:
A soft, relatively low-strength, straight-grained, even-textured wood. Works well with hand and machine tools, but sharp cutting edges need to be maintained to prevent tearing the grain. The wood is rarely wider than 6 due to the small size of the trees.
Pale Yellow to Reddish Brown.
Alder, Oregon alder, Pacific coast alder, Red alder, Western alder
Some Typical Uses
Rustic furniture, entry doors, moldings, turning, carving, toys, plywood, veneer, cabinets, musical instruments.
What’s the Tree Like?
A relatively small tree, reaching about 50ft in height and producing a trunk in diameter up to 15”. The Alder tree grows in Pacific Coast of North America.