ALDER LUMBER - STANDARD FRAME - 13/16" S2S SLR1E (S3S)ALDER STD FRAME 13/16"
ALDER LUMBER – STANDARD FRAME – S3S
13/16" Surfaced 2 Sides & Straight Line Ripped 1 Edge Random Widths – Random Lengths
S3S – The board has been surfaced S2S first, then one edge is ripped straight (also known as SLR1E or straight line ripped one edge).
Red Alder is stocked in two different grades of knotty: Premium Frame and Standard Frame. STANDARD is a 66.6% structurally sound cuttings grade, allowing 4" x 2' sound cuttings. The Standard grade provides structural grade boards for upholstery frame construction. It is also used in a variety of rustic appearance applications where more character is desired than premium.
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
- Alder Lumber
Standard Frame Knotty – S3S
13/16" S2S SLR1E
Random widths and lengths
- 13/16" S2S SLR1E Alder Lumber
- Standard Frame Knotty
- Random widths/lengths
- Region: Coastal western North America
- Easy to work with hand and machine tools. Sands especially easy.
- Turns, glues and finishes well.
- Used in veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinetry, millwork, musical instruments.