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Author Topic: Red Alder [Spalted] **PICS ADDED 1/19/2007**  (Read 6833 times)

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Re: Red Alder [Spalted] **PICS ADDED 1/19/2007**
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2007, 06:01:55 AM »
What type of poplar?  There is aspen and tulip poplar.  My understanding is that alder is pretty much like tulip poplar.

Tulip poplar is used in anything from interior furniture parts to architectural moldings.  We sell quite a bit to the casket companies.  Tulip poplar will take a stain very well, and will look quite a bit like walnut or cherry.  They also make paint grade cabinets from tulip poplar.

You should be able to find a market for that alder.
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Re: Red Alder [Spalted] **PICS ADDED 1/19/2007**
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2007, 12:19:06 PM »
Good information.  Thank you!

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2007, 04:51:53 PM »
There is a huge market right now in alder. It is the most popular hardwood for cabinet making right now. A large portion of it is going to China to be made into cabinet parts and shipped back. Go figure.  It has surpassed fir on the stump by a fair amount. That happened in 2000. This outfit not far from me is cutting all they can get. http://www.washingtonalder.org/ I just cut about 6 mbf from storm damage a month ago.



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