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I have installed quite a few alder kitchens, some knotty, and some pretty clear grained. It is a pretty wood too, but it is pretty plain in comparison to the quarter sawn oak.
I think you will be getting two totally different looks with the two species, so design and style may ultimately be the deciding factor for you.... Either way, it will be a good looking kitchen remodel!
When I built my bathroom cabinets I used a wood called Lacewood from australia...it has a big "ray and fleck" grain pattern like good quarter sawn...but even more so.
Its been a while since I've turn a bunch...here is a link on my web page that has a number of them...
turning 12/4 green maple...had me knee deep in shavings...what a hoot to see endless ribbons flying off the tip of the gouge when you hit the "sweet spot"