Columbia Forest Products : Columbia Alder

By: Columbia Forest Products  09-12-2011

The well-rounded wood

With a fine, light grain pattern and consistent color, Columbia Alder has a fresh look and great workability, making it a versatile choice for your paneling, furniture and cabinetry needs. These decorative panels from the Pacific Northwest work well with any interior design, from rustic to contemporary. Featuring uniform colors in hues ranging from honey to pale brown, with no visible boundary between heartwood and sapwood, Columbia Alder panels are easy to both match and finish, accepting an array of finishes from clear to dark cherry.


Fine face alder veneer hardwood plywood from the Pacific Northwest

Alder ranks high in every major area of workability, including machining, sanding and gluing. Columbia Alder is the perfect choice for even the most complex machining and finishing projects.

Columbia Alder is produced from hand-selected Pacific Northwest timber. By starting with superior logs, we ensure our customers receive superior plywood panels. We enlist a knowledgeable, experienced procurement team to constantly monitor raw material sources, so Columbia Alder hardwood plywood can be supplied consistently and reliably, year-round.


Properties of comparable hardwoods

Features & Benefits

  • A fresh look that's prized by manufacturers and consumers alike
  • Hand-selected trees and start-to-finish management ensure the highest quality
  • Reliable sources ensure consistent availability
  • Character-rich rustic to architectural clear faces provide multiple design options
  • Available on a variety of quality Columbia cores and panel sizes, even 5' wide
  • Columbia Alder is available as FSC-certified panels upon request

Making the grade

A Grade

Our A grade provides the cleanest and most uniform combination of natural characteristics and color within the Columbia Alder offering. The photos at left depict a representative range to expect when specifying this grade.


B Grade

Our B grade provides a happy medium in alder, with a balanced combination of natural characteristics. The photos at left depict a representative range of color and natural characteristics to expect when specifying this grade.


C Grade / Rustic

Our rustic grade (C) provides the most concentrated level of natural characteristics within the Columbia Alder offering. The photos at left depict a representative range of color and natural characteristics to expect when specifying this grade.


Book Match

While alder is most commonly plank-matched, Columbia Alder can be specified as a book match. This photo depicts a representative range of color and natural characteristics to expect when specifying this match.



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