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Alder European
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Botanical name

Alnus glutinosa

Origin

Europe, Western Asia and North Africa

Veneer thickness(es)

Joint method

Bookmatched

Boomgroen

In stock

PictoDosse

Crown cut

PictoKwartier

Quarter cut

PictoPrijs2

Price range 2

Description

The log is 15-25 m high, 6-12 m long and 0.3- 1.2 m in diameter. 

Freshly sawn European Alder, whose sapwood is the same colour as the heartwood, has a characteristic orange-red colour, especially from the front, and is white on the longitudinal surface. After being exposed to light and air for some time, it eventually turns pale yellow with a reddish to light reddish brown tinge. Red alder is generally a little darker than European alder.

 

With its alder-like properties, this wood species is used in Western Europe as a substitute for cherry in the furniture industry.

Gradings