Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterA 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.
Color RangePale Yellow to Reddish Brown.
Other NamesAlder, Oregon alder, Pacific coast alder, Red alder, Western alder
Some Typical UsesRustic 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 North America
2.33lbs /Bd. Ft.
590Janka Rating (?)
0.41Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Alder:
Ease of Finishing