Knotty Alder is chosen for its rustic, informal appearance. Knots vary in size and distribution and include tight, sound knots as well as rustic, open, and split knots. Alder is a smooth hardwood with color and graining similar to Cherry ranging from a light honey color to a reddish-brown hue. With time and exposure to sunlight, Knotty Alder will turn a shade lighter in color which is a natural characteristic of the species. Dura Supreme offers a variety of beautiful cabinet finishes for Knotty Alder hardwood cabinetry including rustic Heritage Paint finish options. Your local Dura Supreme Showroom will have physical cabinet finish samples, cabinet door styles, and cabinetry displays at their showroom so you can see and feel the finish and wood species first-hand.