Rustic Alder is a very popular wood choice for unfinished cabinet doors and drawer fronts. As long as the stain is not too dark, this wood finishes beautifully. Rustic Alder does not evolve in color or darken when exposed to light or heat as other woods do, and takes stains and finishes well. Rustic Alder cabinet doors and glass panel doors allow for some natural characteristics and variations in color.