ALDER PREMIUM FRAME HARDWOOD LUMBER - 5/4ALDER PREMIUM FRAME 5/4"
ALDER LUMBER – 5/4" – PREMIUM FRAME
Rough Cut – Random Widths – Random Lengths
Red Alder is stocked in two different grades: Premium Frame and Superior.
PREMIUM is a knotty appearance grade where small knots are required.
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 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.
Region: Coastal western North America
- 5/4" Alder
- Premium Frame
- Random widths/lengths
- Region: Coastal western North America
- Easy to work with hand and machine tools. Sands especially easy.
- Turns, glues and finishes well.
- Rated as non-durable to perishable regarding decay resistance.
- Used in veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinetry, millwork, musical instruments.