The well-rounded wood
With a fine, light grain pattern and consistent color, Columbia Alder has a fresh
look and great workability, making it a versatile choice for your paneling, furniture
and cabinetry needs. These decorative panels from the Pacific Northwest work well
with any interior design, from rustic to contemporary. Featuring uniform colors
in hues ranging from honey to pale brown, with no visible boundary between heartwood
and sapwood, Columbia Alder panels are easy to both match and finish, accepting
an array of finishes from clear to dark cherry.
Fine face alder veneer hardwood plywood from the Pacific Northwest
Alder ranks high in every major area of workability, including machining, sanding
and gluing. Columbia Alder is the perfect choice for even the most complex machining
and finishing projects.
Columbia Alder is produced from hand-selected Pacific Northwest timber. By starting
with superior logs, we ensure our customers receive superior plywood panels. We
enlist a knowledgeable, experienced procurement team to constantly monitor raw material
sources, so Columbia Alder hardwood plywood can be supplied consistently and reliably,
Properties of comparable hardwoods
Features & Benefits
- A fresh look that's prized by manufacturers and consumers alike
- Hand-selected trees and start-to-finish management ensure the highest quality
- Reliable sources ensure consistent availability
- Character-rich rustic to architectural clear faces provide multiple design options
- Available on a variety of quality Columbia cores and panel sizes, even 5' wide
- Columbia Alder is available as FSC-certified panels upon request
Making the grade
Our A grade provides the cleanest and most uniform combination of natural characteristics
and color within the Columbia Alder offering. The photos at left depict a representative
range to expect when specifying this grade.
Our B grade provides a happy medium in alder, with a balanced combination of natural
characteristics. The photos at left depict a representative range of color and natural
characteristics to expect when specifying this grade.
C Grade / Rustic
Our rustic grade (C) provides the most concentrated level of natural characteristics
within the Columbia Alder offering. The photos at left depict a representative range
of color and natural characteristics to expect when specifying this grade.
While alder is most commonly plank-matched, Columbia Alder can be specified as a
book match. This photo depicts a representative range of color and natural characteristics
to expect when specifying this match.