Red Alder

  • Description
Red Alder is a relatively soft hardwood of medium density, a relative of Birch that is fairly straight grained with uniform texture.  Alder is a light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge, there is no visible boundary between sap and heartwood.  Because Alder has a close grain and readily accepts stain, Red Alder can imitate Cherry, Mahogany and even Walnut with the proper finishing.