Alder Lumber

Alder Lumber


USES:  Alder wood is used in doors, furniture, cabinets, mouldings, guitars
ORIGINS: North America, primarily British Columbia, Washington and Oregon
BOTANICAL NAME:  Alnus rubra
COMMON NAME:  Red Alder, Knotty Alder
COLOR DETAILS: Consistent red throughout
WEIGHT: 2.5 lbs per B.F.
WORKABILITY: Finishes and machines extremely well, takes stain and glues well. Similar to Cherry.


Alder Lumber for Sale

Wood Vendors supplies alder not only  in lumber form, but also alder s4s (surfaced four sides), in both knotty and superior as well as alder mouldings, alder plywood, alder panels and T&G.  We also work directly with a custom alder sawmill that is able to produce alder beams in custom sizes.  Alder is an extremely functional and beautiful wood.  It is relatively soft for a hardwood, making it very easy to work with.  Because of its grain pattern, alder mimics the look of walnut or cherry, with the proper staining.  Currently knotty alder trim, cabinets, and doors are very popular in high end homes as well as in cabins.