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Wood Type Comparisons Guide

Wood Type: Red Alder

Red Alder

A versatile, dimensionally stable hardwood, perfect for turning and shaping and able to blend with walnut, mahogany or cherry when stained. Not ideal for exterior use.

Wood Type: Bigleaf Maple

Bigleaf Maple A.K.A. Pacific Coast Maple

Bigleaf Maple is slightly softer than hard maple, making it more dimensionally stable and easier to machine, yet still extremely durable. Finishes very well.

Wood Type: Juniper

Juniper & Western Juniper

Juniper is highly durable (similar to redwood and cedars) and has aromatic properties. Tests have shown juniper wood to machine, glue, and finish well. Once dried, juniper wood shrinks and swells less than many other Pacific Northwest species.


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