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Formal Name: Alnus Rubra
Other Names: Alnus Rubra
Alder thrives throughout the Pacific Northwest, with growth occurring from Alaska, down through several Canadian provinces, and as far south as Southern California. It is the most abundant hardwood in the area.
Alder is a medium-density wood with low shock resistance and medium crushing strength. It is easily worked with both hand and machine tools and turns well. It has very good nailing and gluing properties. It
is highly valued for upholstery framing, due to its stability and excellent tack- holding qualities. It stains and polishes well, producing a finish that blends beautifully with Walnut, Mahogany or Cherry.
The inconspicuous grain also makes Alder an excellent choice for painting.
Alder is popular for use in cabinetry and furniture construction as substrate materials and also in Mission and Contemporary-styled case goods. It is commonly used as plywood core stock and for plywood paneling.
Its easy turning characteristics also make it a good choice for millwork and decorative woodwork.
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