alder vs cherry cabinetry
We are in the midst of pricing out cherry beaded inset cabinet doors. The kitchen shop mentioned using alder instead of cherry wood as a way to cut costs and not change the look of the kitchen. I have read that alder is softer, but does it really make a difference? The difference in the cost of the 2 is about 10% in the cost of the cabinets. Will I be sorry if I change to alder? Anybody have alder cabinetry? Comments please.