||Common Alder (alnus glutinosa)
||Includes black alder, gray alder, and red alder.
||Grows in northern hemisphere – Europe, Russia, western Asia, and Japan. Red alder grows on Pacific coast of United States and Canada.
||Straight grained, fine textured, orange brown sapwood and heartwood with no outstanding figure.
||Moderately heavy and soft with low bending strength, shock resistance, stiffness, and decay resistance.
||Nails, screws, glues, and works well. Stains and polishes satisfactorily and sometimes stained to match other cabinet woods. Carves and turns quite well.
||Used for broom and brush handles, textile rollers, toys, clogs, artificial limbs, cabinet work, plywood cores, and veneer.