Grades by Species

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  • Latin name: Alnus rubra
  • Common name(s): Alder, Red Alder
  • Sources: North American west coast
CHARACTERISTICS Pink to red to reddish brown with large rays widely scattered and readily visible with the unaided eye. Prone to having numerous knots and burls with all clear wood the exception rather than the rule.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, quarter sliced
USES Decorative veneer for kitchen and bath cabinets and millwork. Highly suited to rustic applications due to tendency to have numerous and scattered open and sound knots.
AVAILABILITY Readily available
PRICE $$ - $$$