Red Alder flat cut wood veneer is light tan to pink and brown in color, darkening with age. This veneer has excellent gluing, staining, and finishing properties.
Common Uses for Red Alder Flat Cut Veneer: 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.
Region: North America