Knotty alder, a wood similar in strength to maple and reminiscent of pine in personality, is naturally beautiful, with a lovely grain, solid open knots and yellow to peach hues to its light brown colour. As with all natural woods, the natural grain ensures that no two knotty alder cabinets will look the same, each piece will have a unique appearance, which is provided with an additional, unique character by the open knots.
The rustic appearance of knotty alder, the depth of the grain and knots can be firther enhanced by adding a broad variety of stains, giving knotty alder a colour range from a very pale, almost creamy colouring through light, medium and reddish browns to dark, warm brown colours, which depending on light settings, may at times appear almost balck. This naturally makes knotty alder cabinets suitable for any use in any setting. The mid to deep brown glazes, for instance, would look excellent combined with a large desk and heavy leather chairs in an executive office, while the very deep, dark brown glaze would combine wonderfully with stainless steel appliances and marble worktops in a kitchen.
The creamy look of the lighter glazes lends itself perfectly to create a rustic, yet charmingly bright and airy look within a nursery, or perhaps even a bathroom or kitchen. Whether a dark or light glaze is chosen, knotted alder will provide the right look for any given room or setting. No matter whether the cabinets are used within domestic or business settings, they will always provide a high quality, stylish appearance with a totally unique, individual charm.
While the unique grain, knots and colourings of knotty alder in itself will provide an appearance of rustic elegance, this look can be further enhanced by the way the door panels are styled. Single or multiple lines provided by recessed or raised panels, arched recesses or glass panels will provide any required appearance, from ultra-modern to antique, weathered looks. Made to measure or ready made, these cabinets will add to the value of any home or business, adding warmth, rustic charm and elegant style to any setting. Visitors, whether friends and family, neighbours, business associates or customers, will admire the high quality looks of knotty alder cabinets.