Alder Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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66.7%
Alder Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

$8.00 ea.

1-4 $8.00 ea.
5+ $7.20 ea. (10% off)
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Alder Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

These turning squares are cut from premium kiln dried lumber. They're ready to be turned into furniture spindles, table legs, small accessories (letter openers, utensils, etc), and other fine woodworking projects.

About Alder (Alnus rubra)

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

map of where Alder tree grows
Alder is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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".
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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.0
out of 5
5 (2)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
66.7%
4.0
out of 5
5 (2)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
66.7%
3 Total Reviews
  • 1
September 13, 2018
5 out of 5
Good selection!
Review by  Anonymous 
The wood is very clean, no surprises. The order arrived in the expected time. I'll probably use Woodworkers Source in the future.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 18, 2017
5 out of 5
Very pleased
Review by  j. from ct
Ordered 3 and was very pleased with the wood.
Recommended
August 9, 2017
2 out of 5
Colonel (Ret) Michael Coursey
Review by  Michael from Asotin, Washington 99402
The Alder Furniture Squares sent to me were terrible. There were splits in the ends of every one of them and stress cracks in the body of two as well as splits in the ends. Honestly, they looked like seconds that you were trying to get rid of. The Alder 4/4s lumber I ordered from you was excellent by the way and turned into a beautiful display table. I had to take a trip to Walla Walla Washington (200miles round trip) to purchase 8/4s Alder lumber and I cut the legs for my table myself. I could not wait to get exchange replacements from you as I had a deadline to meet. Thanks anyway. The Alder lumber itself was great - just poor furniture squares.
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3 Total Reviews
  • 1
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