Alder Premium 13/16-in 6-in & Wider, Planer Rip Line - S2S SLR1EWeight: 1.66 BF
Alder Lumber - Premium Frame
6" & Wider - Lengths vary
S3S: The board has been surfaced S2S first, then one edge is ripped straight (also known as SLR1E or straight line ripped one edge).
SLR1E: Straight line ripped one edge to give 1 true edge. A rough edge is not recommended for running against a table saw fence. A straight line rip puts a true edge on the board so you can run it against the fence and cut the pieces you need.
Alder, when freshly cut, is very pale, almost white in color. As it begins to oxidize, the color grows deeper and takes on golden and red tones. Heartwood occurs only in trees of advanced age. The boundary between Alder sapwood and heartwood is virtually invisible. The wood has a fine, uniform textured with a straight, yet subdued grain.
Alder thrives throughout the Pacific Northwest, with growth occurring from Alaska, down through several Canadian provinces, and as far south as Southern California. It is the most abundant hardwood in the area.
Alder is a medium-density wood with low shock resistance and medium crushing strength. It is easily worked with both hand and machine tools and turns well. It has very good nailing and gluing properties. It is highly valued for upholstery framing, due to its stability and excellent tack- holding qualities. It stains and polishes well, producing a finish that blends beautifully with Walnut, Mahogany or Cherry. The inconspicuous grain also makes Alder an excellent choice for painting.
Alder is popular for use in cabinetry and furniture construction as substrate materials and also in Mission and Contemporary-styled case goods. It is commonly used as plywood core stock and for plywood paneling. Its' easy turning characteristics also make it a good choice for millwork and decorative woodwork.