Alder, or Red Alder as it is often called, grows in the Pacific Coast areas of the US and Canada.  Alder has a fine, smooth, straight grain with random mineral streaks and mild color variation. Alder tends to be 'amber' with age.  Although it is classified as a hardwood species, it is softer than woods such as oak and maple.  Alder trees are smaller in diameter and height and have a higher concentration of branches, resulting in more character pin knots.  Also, due to the smaller tree size, Alder veneer panels will show a higher quantity of 'glitches' or seams, per face.

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