Red Alder

Red Alder (Alnus Rubra)


Common names: Red Alder, Western Red Alder


Distribution : Coastal western North America


Color/appearance : light tan to reddish brown


Janka hardness: 590 lbf


Density: 2.33 lb/bf

Shrinkage 1:

Radial (thickness): 3.2%

Tangential (width): 6.2%

Volumetric (total): 9.9%

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Alder in the Alnus genus has been reported to cause eye, skin, and respiratory irritation.


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinetry, millwork, musical instruments       


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