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This my first post and would like some input about whether knotty Alder is strong enough to build rocking chairs? I've got a good supply of this wood and would love to be able to use it for my chair project. Any thoughts? Thanks
 

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Depending on the design alder would probably be strong enough for the chair part as long as the knots weren't too big. I believe I would use maple or cherry for the rockers though. I think alder is a little too soft for that purpose.
 
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