Quantcast
  • We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Can you buy alder wood in the UK?

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Ives

Established Member
Joined
1 Feb 2012
Messages
173
Reaction score
0
Location
Eastbourne
I would like some alder, as I heard it's really good for something I'm starting to make (baby teethers!). But I asked my lumberyard and they said they can't get it.

Have any of you bought alder wood before?
 

deserter

Established Member
Joined
5 Nov 2009
Messages
551
Reaction score
0
Location
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Alder is readily available, at least in smaller sizes. Check wood turning suppliers. Not sure if I'm allowed to post retailers or not bit Okenden Timber at Church Stoke sell it they have a website also.
 

Richard T

Established Member
Joined
24 Apr 2009
Messages
1,743
Reaction score
0
Location
Wet Midlands
A few years ago there was a scare about a disease that would wipe Alders out - but I never heard of any such thing actually happening and I still see them about so there should be no shortage.

It's weird stuff in that its wood provides very little heat as firewood and yet its charcoal burns very hot. As such it is in great demand from charcoal burners. Maybe they snaffle it all before timber merchants get a look in?
I'll ask at Mac Timbers next time I'm there.
 
Top