Alder // Alnus rubra

Alder lumber wood, Alnus rubra lumber for woodworking
"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."
 
color of Alder
Color Range
Pale Yellow to Reddish Brown.
other names for Alder
Other Names
Alder, Oregon alder, Pacific coast alder, Red alder, Western alder
uses for Alder
Some Typical Uses
Rustic furniture, entry doors, moldings, turning, carving, toys, plywood, veneer, cabinets, musical instruments.
the Alder tree
What's the Tree Like?
A relatively small tree, reaching about 50ft in height and producing a trunk in diameter up to 15".
Alder grows in North America
map of where Alder grows
Weight

2.33

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-34.92% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

590

Janka Rating
-54.26% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.41

Specific Gravity
-35.94% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


Alder Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Alder Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$8.00 ea.
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Alder 4/4 Lumber
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Alder 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Alder Knotty 4/4 Lumber On Sale
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Alder Knotty 4/4 Lumber
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$3.49 $2.62 /Board Feet
Alder 6/4 Lumber
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Alder 6/4 Lumber
$6.79 /Board Feet
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Alder 8/4 Lumber
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Alder 8/4 Lumber
$7.49 /Board Feet
Alder Knotty 8/4 Lumber On Sale
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$3.99 $2.99 /Board Feet
Alder 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 4"+ Widths
Alder 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 4"+ Widths
$89.00 /Pack
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Alder Knotty 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 4"+ Widths
Alder Knotty 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 4"+ Widths
$69.00 /Pack
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Alder 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 4"+ Widths
Alder 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 4"+ Widths
$99.00 /Pack
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Alder Knotty 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 4"+ Widths
Alder Knotty 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 4"+ Widths
$99.00 /Pack
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Alder Wood Edge Tape Iron-On 13/16" x 250' Roll
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Alder Wood Edge Tape Iron-On 13/16" x 250' Roll
$39.00 /Roll
Alder Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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Alder Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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Alder Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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Alder Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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Alder Clear Plywood 1/4 G1S on MDF Core - 2'x4' Out of Stock
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Alder Clear Plywood 1/4 G1S on MDF Core - 2'x4'
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Alder Knotty Plywood 3/4 G2S on Combi Core - 2'x4'
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