||Red Alder (Alnus rubra)
||Also known as Oregon alder, western alder.
||Grows along the Pacific coast of United States.
||Straight grained and even textured. Pale yellow to reddish brown with indistinct boundary between heartwood and softwood.
||Soft, light, not particularly strong, with good elasticity, good steam bending, medium stiffness, low shock resistance, low decay resistance, and good stability in service.
||Works easily with hand or machine tools. Turns and carves extremely well. Marginal nail and screw holding properties. Glues, sands, stains and finishes easily.
||Commonly used for panel core stock (one of the easiest commercial timbers to peel). Also used for interior furniture, sash, doors, millwork, and carving.