Red Alder

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 info@gobaillie.com.

Relative Working Properties:

MachiningResistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Gluing
GoodGoodGoodGood

Physical Properties:

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)Average Shipping Weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) Air DryAverage Volumetric Shrinkage (oven dry % of Green)Modulus of Rupture (Kilopascals)Modulus of Elasticity (Megapascals)Side Hardness (Newtons)
0.4144910.19,8009,5152,624