I bought Alder to match our house decor. I needed to make a partition in our multi-media closet to support an articulating tv mount and surround sound system that would also hide the tangle of wires supporting the technology. The solution was to make two doors of alder that matched the closet doors and attach them to sturdy framing that would support the leverage and weight of the mounts. It turned out great. Perfect match with the closet doors including stain and finish.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice