Alder Block Ald49
2.6" x 2.7" x 12"
Here's a pretty spindle of Red Alder. The wood is an overall peachy-brown color with warm undertones of red and yellow. Alder tends to have a lot of color variation throughout, so please browse the photos to get a sense of this particular piece's character.
Fully air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. This piece has a minor end-grain crack that you may want to secure with CA glue prior to turning. See photo for close-up.
About the Tree
This Red Alder tree lived a long and healthy life on San Juan Island, Washington. It died naturally and toppled over, probably during one of the wind storms which frequently sweep across the island. It rested on the ground in the forest for a time, allowing the local mushrooms to colonize and spalt the wood. Spalting is highly variable across the tree. Not all pieces have spalting, but quite a few have black-line and zone spalting that enhance this already-beautiful wood. You'll enjoy the projects you create from this wood!