Red alder, a relative of birch, is almost white when freshly cut but quickly changes on exposure to air, becoming light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge. Heartwood is formed only in trees of advanced age and there is no visible boundary between sap and heartwood. The wood is fairly straight-grained with a uniform texture.

Common Uses: Furniture Kitchen cabinets Doors, shutters Mouldings and turnings Panel stock Carvings Kitchen utensils

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