There are two types of Alder Wood Countertops species available at Grothouse: Knotty Alder and Superior Grade Alder. Alder is a common substitute for American Cherry in cabinets and Butcher Block Countertops. Both Alder species are light in color and can be manufactured in any of the three construction styles: Edge Grain, End Grain, and Flat Grain.
Knotty Alder Wood Countertops
The heartwood and the sapwood are very similar and are not clearly distinct. Alder is generally sold in shorter lengths, so longer Alder Wood Countertops will usually contain butt joints. The color of Knotty Alder Wood Countertops range from a pale yellow to red brown. Knotty Alder is known for the knots that appear on the wood surface. Below is an image of a Knotty Alder Wood Countertop crafted in Flat Grain Construction.
Knotty Alder Countertops can also be crafted in Edge Grain Construction. The countertop below is an Edge Grain Knotty Alder Countertop.
Superior Grade Alder Wood Countertops
Superior Grade Alder Wood Countertops are the highest grade of Alder. This version of Alder does not contain knots. The color of Superior Grade Alder Countertops range from a pale pink-brown to a light brown. Superior Grade Alder Countertops manufactured by Grothouse are available in End Grain, Edge Grain, and Flat Grain. Below is an image of an Edge Grain Superior Grade Alder Wood Countertop.
This countertop was designed by Wood Specialists, Inc. and contains a waterfall edge that is not pictured. This Modern design exhibits granite and wood complimenting each other to create the ultimate kitchen counter space.
Pictured above is a Superior Grade Alder Butcher Block crafted in End Grain Construction. This butcher block was designed by Living Spaces. It contains Laser Engraving of the words “Deer Cross” and knife slots. This Alder Butcher Block goes beautifully with the stone countertop that continues throughout the kitchen island.
You can see more Alder Wood Countertops in the Grothouse Countertop Image Library.