Alder European flat cut veneer sapwood is white to cream in color. The heartwood is reddish brown. Trees that are straight will have figure and the texture is fine.
Common Uses: Architectural panels and millwork, as well as cabinetry, doors, furniture and musical instruments.
Common Name(s): Black Alder, Common Alder.
The Tree: Thrives in wet climates and is a medium size tree growing to a height of up to 100 feet.
A Little History: Alder European is quite durable underwater. In fact, these trees have been used for piles and supports, most notably throughout Venice, Italy. (Source: Wood-Database)