DESCRIPTION: A soft, relatively low-strength, straight/close-grained, medium-soft-even-textured wood. Pale yellow to reddish brown, light honey colored & may easily be stained to resemble practically any of the most expensive hardwoods. The wood is rarely wider than 6" due to the small size of the trees.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Pacific Coast of North America (United States); a west coast hardwood.
BOTANICAL NAME: Alnus rubra
WORKING PROPERTIES: Works well with hand & machine tools, but sharp cutting edges need to be maintained to prevent tearing the grain.
USES: Rustic furniture, entry doors, moldings, turning, carving, toys, plywood, veneer, cabinets & musical instruments.
JANKA HARDNESS: 590