Alder (genus Alnus) is a hardwood belonging to the birch family Betulaceae. It has a density of 31lbs/ft3 (495 kg/m3). Alder is appreciated for its claimed tight and even balanced tone. As a hardwood, alder is used in making furniture, cabinets, wood crafting and other woodworking products. Alder is cheaper in comparison to other European hardwoods.
- Density: 31lbs/ft3 (495 kg/m3)
- Has a balanced color
- One of the cheapest hardwood
- Uses: furniture making, cabinets, wood crafts, etc.