Bark & Rock

Alder Figured

Where: Europe

Botanical Name: Alnus glutinosa

European Alder, also known as Common Alder and Black Alder, produces a light tan to reddish brown coloured wood. It usually has a fine, even grain although some extra patterning sometimes occurs in individual trees.

The species is native to most of Europe, Southwest Asia and Northern Africa and is happiest near ponds and marshes. As a hardwood it is used for furniture and cabinet making. Alder is especially durable underwater and was historically used for piles and supports, most notably in Venice.

Please note: since wood is a natural product, your Bark & Rock notebook truly is unique and is likely to differ in both pattern and shade from the photographs on our website. These are designed to be indicative of a given type of wood in general.

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