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What is ALDER?

May 4, 2011

There are entire furniture lines based around this type of wood. A look at alder:

Natural consistency and beautiful color can give alder the visual appeal of cherry, maple or birch. Alder dries to an even honey tone and can be finished to resemble more expensive fine-grained species. There is little color variation between the heartwood and sapwood, making alder also ideal for light or natural finishes. Alder’s popularity continues to grow among fine furniture and cabinetry makers worldwide.

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