Published at Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - 09:54:54 AM. alder kitchen cabinets. By Zdzislawa.
Excerpt from Red Alder Kitchen Cabinets Pros and Cons | Availability and Characteristics :
Red alder kitchen cabinets pros and cons. I use Pacific red alder a lot in my shop for furniture. Not so much for cabinetry, since most people haven't a clue what it is. No one believes me when I tell them that it's mostly used for smoking salmon, but that it's a really nice furniture-grade hardwood. For some really strange reason, lumber and plywood prices seem to be opposites. Alder solid stock is fairly cheap but the ply is horribly expensive. Red or white birch is mid-range in price for a solid stock and ply. Maple is a premium priced solid stock, but the ply is bargain basement in price.
Red alder kitchen cabinets pros and cons. Why this is, I haven't a clue, except to believe that it's a conspiracy by the lumber mills to level the cost of materials so that no matter what species you use, you'll spend the same per square foot of surface. The only domestic wood that doesn't follow this formula is cherry, which is in a pricing class of its own. Alder can have two natural colors, depending on what finish is used. Water white lacquer and blonde shellac will make it a light gold, while any amber-toned finish will make it red in tone, almost like early cherry. It is called "poor man's cherry" because of this coloring. However, it doesn't darken over time like cherry. I like the wood and use it a lot.
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