My name is Udo Aas. I have been making furniture from alder sticks since 1996. I make furniture from alder mainly because of the richness form of this tree species and the similarity with the human body. I'll put the furniture together with tenons fixated with wedges. Alder as soft wood allows such tenons fit and ensures security for years to come. On the other hand scratches and dents come easily to a soft wood. But this is the way I make this furniture, streaky and ravaged with age.