Alder

alder hardwood lumber for sale

Alnus rubra Other names: Red alder, Western red alder, Western alder.

Alder is almost white when freshly cut but quickly changes on exposure to air to light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge. Heartwood is formed only in trees of advanced age and there is no visible boundary between sap and heartwood. The wood is fairly straight grained with a uniform texture. Alder is commonly sold in the rough cut form.  It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. 

Use:
Furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, interior mouldings, turning, carving and kitchen utensils.

Availability: Reasonably available.

Alder Hardwood Lumber Pricing:
Alder is considered to have a moderate hardwood lumber price point.  For a quote email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Relative Working Properties:

Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Gluing
Good Good Good Good

 

Physical Properties:

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.) Average Shipping Weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) Air Dry Average Volumetric Shrinkage (oven dry % of Green) Modulus of Rupture (Kilopascals) Modulus of Elasticity (Megapascals) Side Hardness (Newtons)
0.41 449 10.1 9,800 9,515 2,624

 

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