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Reviews for Alder 8/4 Lumber

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14 Reviews
August 20th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Astoria OR
Alder perfect for my project
I received a beautiful piece of alder for a fireplace mantel project. It was very well wrapped and delivered quickly. I would definitely order here again. It was very nice to have a broad selection of choices available when making my selection.
September 26th, 2020
Verified Buyer
One of my two go to ptplacees for quality hardwoods
The right size for the large molding trim I was making for a wall clock.
February 19th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Ryan Z
Great looking wood
The small amount that I purchased was beautiful looking and will serve my project perfectly
September 2nd, 2019
Verified Buyer
Received wood shipment
Thanks for catching my error in measurement prior to shipping. The wood was great quality. When I opened the box a bright light protruded from inside the box and a loud harmonious sound came out...LLLLLAAAAAAA!!! It was truly amazing !
January 12th, 2019
Verified Buyer
boulder colorado
I ordered 5 board feet received less than 4
I was just sitting here trying to figure out how I can get the two guitar bodies I had planned for this wood, and just couldn't make it work. So I measured. Usually you guys treat me well, but I guess you are mad at me for some reason. I ordered and paid for (I think..) 5 board feet, but I recieved less than 4 board feet any way I measure.... You shorted me on some curly maple in the same order, but only by 1/2 a board foot.
November 28th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Alder review
I was mostly pleased with the order I made for this slab of 8/4 Alder. One problem I did have was, when placing the order, I saw that there was the option of ordering 'knotty' lumber at a reduced price. I chose the Alder that was supposed to not have knots, but when I received it, there were several knots throughout the slab. The Alder was for a guitar body, and I'll have to strategically piece the wings of the guitar to avoid the knotted sections. Otherwise I was very happy with the order, and I will certainly order from Woodworkers Source again.
October 13th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Lanndon B.
Carlsbad NM
Very nice
Great pieces of wood. I didn't expect much from Alder, having limited experience with it in the past and I originally intended to cover them with a prettier veneer. But once I got the blanks and looked at the pretty grain figure, I decided to use them as is. No complaints and it was a great decision!
September 6th, 2017
Buffalo Ny
New Woodworker
Scrap wood
Ordered 12 bf and when I opened it up it had 5 knots throughout the 2 pieces I was sent. I ordered so I could build a few guitar bodies and will be lucky to get 1&1/2 out of what I was sent. Emailed and called and had to leave a message and no response from customer service.
Familiarity: I haven't used it yet
Woodworkers Source Responds
Sorry about that. Customer service will contact you today about a replacement.
February 25th, 2013
Sterling Heights Mi Usa
Alder order
Very nice quality. Consistent grain, no blemishes.
August 7th, 2012
Darin L Rhinehart
Greenwood IN USA
Awesome Service
Customer service will be in contact with you about making arrangements to ship you some replacement lumber. Very sorry to hear about this! We'll get it fixed. Thank you.
May 26th, 2012
Bill Mellor
Grosse Ile MI. USA
Guitar Body
The Alder wood I received from you was exceptional. It was exactly as described. It was well wrapped for shipping. No complaints.
February 29th, 2012
Semi-Professional Woodworker
Alder heaven
The cleanest lumber I ever received. These guys deliver more than you expect. Will buy again for sure.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
April 12th, 2011
N. McFadden
Pensacola FL USA
Alder 8/4
Great all around. Good product, great communication, will order from this supplier again
January 20th, 2011
Nashville TN USA
While Alder is typically ordinary in appearance, this stock is actually causing me to pause before painting it. It has very nice grain patterns. The lumber was dimensionally accurate and arrived very promptly (no long lead times) with very little damage from shipping. I also appreciated the help I received with dimensional board feet and yield. My order of Alder will produce two very fine electric guitar bodies.