Cherry and Alder
 

Cherry and Alder

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Marci Crestani added this to Woodipedia: Is It Cherry or Is It Alder?
Durability. Black cherry rates 950 on the Janka scale for hardness, which puts it on equal footing with soft maple but far below tougher hard maple (1,450) and black walnut (1,010). Alder is rated 590, ranking it as a very soft hardwood, slightly above poplar (540).

What Houzzers are commenting on:

sarahsdunn added this to cabinetry
September 29, 2014
love it. cherry or alder?
Anne Power added this to poweranne’s ideas
April 25, 2014
Durability. Black cherry rates 950 on the Janka scale for hardness, which puts it on equal footing with soft maple but far below tougher hard maple (1,450) and black walnut (1,010). Alder is rated 590, ranking it as a very soft hardwood, slightly above poplar (540).
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