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Alder Lumber

Alder

Scientific Name: Alnus rubra
Heartwood:  light tan to reddish brown
Sapwood: light tan to reddish brown
Widths: 4″ – 12″+
Lengths: 4′ – 10′

Qty 1 = 1 Board Foot
Minimum Purchase of 10BF

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Minimum Qty: 10
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Alder Wood, which is also referred to as Red Alder, comes from the Western Coastal area of North America. The color tends be a light reddish brown most noteworthy, there is a subtle distinction between the heartwood and sapwood. The grain is subtle and for the most part straight. Common uses of Alder wood are cabinetry, furniture and musical instruments. Alder is a favorite amongst Luthiers, who often choose it to use in solid electric guitar bodies. Alder wood is easy to machine and finishes well.

NOTE: Are you are a Luthier or make guitars as hobby and or other instruments? We stock a special reserve of 8/4 boards ranging from 7 inches to 10″.  Also 13-15 inches pieces may be available to make alder wood blanks. Contact Us by phone 909-920-5430 or email with your needs we are happy to verify stock & quality.

If your interest in more of the details on how they grade lumber you read all about it in the NHLA Rules Book.

Alder Wood

  • Superior Grade – As clear as it comes
  • Contains closed/pinhole knots
  • Scientific Name: Alnus rubra
  • Kiln Dried
  • Weight is approximately 2.5lbs per board foot

For specific widths & lengths please ad sizes in order notes at checkout.

4/4 Thicknesses
15/16″ Rough
25/32″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

5/4 Thicknesses
1-1/8″ Rough
1″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

6/4 Thicknesses
1-7/16″ Rough
1-1/4″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

8/4 Thicknesses
1-15/16″ Rough
1-25/32″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

Alder Lumber Characteristics

Availability:

The longest length is 12 foot. 8-10 foot boards are common in widths ranges from 3 inches to 10 inches. Boards wider than 10 inches are available just not as common to a find. This species is a knotty. 100% clear wide boards just are not available.

Workability:

On the soft side of hardwood lumbers it is easy to work with by hand and machine. Due to its softness it is prone to denting. It finishes well as its easy to sand, glue & stain.

Additional Information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Thickness

4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Milling

Rough, S2S & SL1E, S4S

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Shipping Info

All stocked items will ship or be ready for will call 1-2 business day after purchase. Multiple purchases can be combined for lower shipping rates. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for shipping quotes to AK, HA & Canada. Additional charges apply for shipping to PO Boxes & APO/FPO/DPO. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for more details. We reserve the right to change shipping carriers to provide you the lowest shipping rate available. You may provide your own carrier. For over sized loads and large quantities please contact Cherokee Wood Products Customer Service for the most accurate shipping rate. Contact Us

Hardwood Lumber

Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than: Length (in) + 2x Width (in) + 2x Height (in) = less than 130" • For orders that exceed the above can be shipped in multiple packages for small volumes or can shipped via Freight carrier contact us  for freight shipping quote & volume discounts.

Hardwood & MDF Mouldings

• Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than 98″ x 8″ x 8″. Orders under 300ft will be shipped in multiple packages. • For orders of 300ft or more they will be shipped Freight in your choice of  8′ or 16′ lengths contact us for freight shipping quote & volume discounts

Plywood

Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than: Length (in) + 2x Width (in) + 2x Height (in) = less than 130" We can make can down sheets to meet the above guidelines to the sizes of your choice. Please place cut sizes in order notes, we will contact you to confirm your order. • For orders that exceed the above can be shipped in multiple packages for small volumes or can shipped via Freight carrier contact us  for freight shipping quote & volume discounts.

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