Alder Red flat cut veneer is light tan to pink and brown in color, darkening with age. This veneer has excellent gluing, staining, and finishing properties.
Common Uses: Architectural panels and millwork, cabinetry, furniture, and interior woodwork, as well as musical instruments (electric guitar bodies in particular).
Other Name(s): Western Red Alder.
The Tree: These trees can grow to a height of 60-90 feet, however they more regularly reach heights of 35-40 feet, with diameters between only 10-15 inches. Alder Red is fast growing, reaching maturity within 50 years.
A Little History: Considered the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Also a commercially important lumber. (Source: Wood-Database)
Region: North America