Alder is a soft closed grained hardwood which has almost the same grain and color characteristics as Cherry. Color consistency on Alder is better than that of Cherry or Maple. Alder is one of our most common used hardwoods and makes a very warm, elegant kitchen, bath, or study. Not all of our finishes are represented here, however, please browse this selection of our more popular finishes. Note: Some photography may not represent true color and texture.