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What is knotty alder?

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According to Jeld-Wen, knotty alder is a wood species that has a rustic look, a uniform texture and a pronounced grain. It is an ideal choice of wood for staining.

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If knotty alder is stained, it blends well with other wood species, such as cherry, walnut and mahogany, according to Jeld-Wen. The wood is filled with small knots and burl clusters. There can be random blonde streaks of sap wood, which gives the wood a more rustic look and feel, along with its knots and burls. The wood can range from a pale yellow to a reddish-brown, and any of these colors take stain well.

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