Alder has a decidable straight grain, uniform texture and little distinctive figuring when freshly cut, alder is almost white, then darkens to a mellow reddish brown after exposure it is a medium hardwood most commonly used in furniture. Western Oregon has more than nine million board feet of red alder saw timber, almost two-thirds of which is in non-federal ownership as trees of 12 to 16 inches diameter, slightly more than one-third is in trees 18 inches or larger.


No other softwood offers the natural beauty or enduring performance of redwood heartwood. Redwood looks better and outperforms other woods because it is less likely to warp, split, cup or check, because there are minimal resins redwood holds paints, stains and other coatings better and bonds to itself exceptionally well.WVC obtains redwood from forests in Northern California from suppliers that are environmentally responsible. Forestry practices to protect the environment and trees are grown on a sustainable basis. Redwood is a sound environmental choice among other construction materials because it is the fastest growing domestic tree, and possibly the fastest in the world.