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Wood of the Month: Alder

Alder is classified as a domestic hardwood; on the Janka hardness scale, it beats poplar and pine. Its appearance is light brown mixed with varied red tones and a straight grain pattern. This straight pattern provides a clean finished look for many projects. As Alder ages, it darkens and reddens unlike other woods that tend to fade. Alder is typically used for furniture, cabinetry, picture frames, and many other indoor projects because of its malleability.
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