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Reviews for Alder 4/4 Lumber
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Excellent choice of wood and excellent service Charlie
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
Ordered some alder, hard to find where I'm at. Lumber came when it was supposed to, high quality lumber, finished as specified.
Great piece of wood, you all provided me with a very useful lumber choice that I can maximize the full piece you sent me. This is my second order and have not been disappointed with your choices and support.
Alder wood for GripIt Floorstand
My wife bought a GripIt Floorstand 25 years ago to aid in doing her needlepoint. In moving to a new home we lost some pieces of the ingenious tool, so I decided to replace the lost parts. The GripIt was made from alder wood which would not stain any of the beautiful needlepoint, but regrettably GripIt was no longer available. To the rescue came Woodworkers Source with all the great choices of wood--including alder. Kirk and Lyle were exceptionally helpful in placing my order, even when my email server acted up. The order was packaged very carefully and the precious wood arrived safely. The price was quite reasonable, the wood was beautifully clear (as I requested), and there was ample wood to complete my project. Woodworkers Source is a wonderful resource and I would certainly recommend them.
Ordered and received it within three days since I live in Arizona. The lumber was of good quality and straight.
IT'S GREAT -- JUST DECIDE ON A FINISH
It took a bit to dial in the finish. But for my money, Alder is great with a Danish oil base. Danish brings out the grain without blotching the wood. It provides depth and luster. 2 or 3 coats of Danish then Sealcoat, and 3 or 4 Poly. This brings out the beauty of the wood and gives a great finish.
Socorro NM US
I love alder. I've made several Mexican theme dining tables, entry doors, and cabinets over the years. It's probably not a good choice if youre wanting to make something that'll take a beating because its prety soft. For southwestern / mexican style stuff, this is the best. Of course, thre's also mesquite but its not nearly as inexpensive.