Alder Lumber: Graded for Yield

Alder lumber is available in a variety of grades:  standard NHLA grades, plus special Northwest Hardwood grades that are more application-specific. These custom grades were developed from real-world challenges faced by some of our customers. Northwest Hardwoods’ custom grades offer more of what manufacturers want and less of what they don’t. We call this philosophy “Graded for Yield.®” For example, we divide NHLA’s #1 Common into two grades: Cabinet (a 2-face grade) and Custom Shop (a 1-face grade). By offering custom grades like these, we provide more flexibility and create less waste.