An extremely versatile timber, Blackbutt is mainly used for:
– poles and sleepers
Properties: The timber is renowned for both its strength and versatility of application. It is a straight grained timber, with a warm nutty hue which will complement a range of interior designs where a lighter neutral palette is required.
Blackbutt (often referred to as Coastal Blackbutt) is one of the most common species of hardwood commercially available from the coastal forests of New South Wales and southern Queensland.
It is a tall tree, up to 75 metres in height. After a bushfire, the lower trunk of the tree is dramatically darkened – hence the name ‘blackbutt’.
Appearance: The timber has a colour ranging from a golden yellow through to pale browns. The colour range is subtle and is excellent where the colour requirement is light and neutral. The sapwood is distinctly lighter than the heartwood. Some material sourced from the northern part of its range may have a slightly pinkish tinge. The sapwood is not susceptible to lyctid borer attack.