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Red Alder

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Carving comments

Carving comments

  • An even texture, straight grain, and relative softness (similar to butternut) makes red alder easy to carve with both hand and powe tools.
  • With only subtle figure, this is a wood you'll want to try for naturally finished relief carvings as well as three-dimensional carvings destined for paint or stain.

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