alder wood (Alnus Mill.)
a tree that can grow up to 20–25m in height, and whose range extends around the world in around 30 species. In Europe, it mainly grows on wetlands near river banks and lakes. Its unique resistance to environmental pollution brought about its use for reforestation and re-cultivation of industrial areas.
Alder tree, together with juniper, is used for curing in smoke, or to prepare so-called “smoke tar.” Alder wood is a very demanding, yet very graceful material in furniture carpentry.
Thanks to the variety of natural vein and knot patters, as well as irregular shifts of the core, together with colours diversity – from light golden, through deep, honey oranges, to dark brown – every single item produced of alder wood is unique.