Colleagues: does anyone have any experience working with alder?
I hear it referred to as the "poor man's cherry." A local lumber yard advertises a good selection of dimensional stock. But I have not examined it and compared it to cherry, or other hardwoods.
Heard that it too soft for cabinets, but just how soft is "too soft?"
Seriously thinking about building a new tool cabinet and I would like to abstain from utilizing plywood if at all possible.
Thanks for any help.