my first "project" using (??) Alder

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Forum topic by marc_rosen posted 02-22-2018 02:53 AM 653 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2018 02:53 AM

Hey All,
I’m just now following the Alder craze here on Lumberjocks and I recalled my first experience “using” Alder about 20 years ago. As a reminder I nailed the box top on my garage wall. (I don’t think the box was Alder.)
However, a day after I finished the “project” it all went down the tubes.


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#1 posted 02-22-2018 05:30 AM

The Adler is strong with this one…..


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#2 posted 02-22-2018 08:20 PM

Looks like alder to me.

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 10:50 PM

Never used it. Not a common wood up here. No one seems to carry it. I never even knew what it was until I looked it up.

SO: “North temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant. Wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc.”

I prefer Good Old Pine!…


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#4 posted 02-23-2018 06:54 AM

The cherry has popped :)

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#5 posted 02-23-2018 11:13 PM

The cherry has popped :)

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