Alder, also called Red Alder and Western Red Alder (scientific name: Alnusrubra), has a heartwood of light tan to red-brown color. Sapwood is not distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is medium fine, and grain is mostly straight.
Alder is commonly found in coastal western North America. It is rated not durable to perishable for resisting decay.
Janka Hardness :
2,620 N(590 lbf
Average Dried Weight :
450 kg/m3(28 lbs/ft3)
Easy to achieve good results with hand tools and machine tools. It is very good with glues and stains, and finishes well. It sands easily, but softness makes it prone to denting. Good for turning.