Loved for its straight and even grain pattern, Blackbutt offers a warm colour tone that brings a sense of character to every application. One of Australia’s most popular hardwoods, it’s the perfect timber for both structural use and feature projects.
Blackbutt is readily available across the East Coast of Australia. With a quick growth rate and versatility in uses, it is the ideal choice for decking, flooring and cladding. Thanks to its attractive colouring and grain patterns, it's the perfect feature timber for interior and exterior use.
Thanks to its strength and long lifespan, Blackbutt timber can be an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, and is much loved by architects and interior designers alike. Its durability ensures its well-suited to feature structural projects, such as pergolas, whilst its beauty ensures it’s perfect for pieces where it will be on display around the property.
Offering an even texture and straight grain pattern, Blackbutt timber is the perfect hardwood for creating an attractive finish. The heartwood ranges from golden yellow to pale brown – and occasionally a slight pinkish tone may be present – ensuring a warmth that is hard to match. We recommend staining, polishing or oiling the timber to allow its natural colouring to shine; paints have been known to crack over time.
Whether seasoned or unseasoned, Blackbutt is considered a very strong timber – perfect for joinery and structural use. It can be expected to last up to 10 years when used below ground, and well over 40 years when used for above ground applications. Durable and long-lasting, it truly is an excellent choice for both interior and exterior projects.
Blackbutt timber has a high shrinkage rate, meaning as it dries gaps will form between the boards – especially when used for exterior projects. For this reason, we recommend investing in pre-dried and seasoned boards, allowing you to build with them immediately.
If you live in an area where the threat of a bushfire is a concern, then Blackbutt may be the perfect choice for you! As one of only seven hardwoods that have been approved by the Building Commission in Victoria for use in fire prone areas, it is rated between BAL 12.5 to 29 – where embers and burning debris are apparent, increasing the likelihood of exposure to radiant heat.
Blackbutt timber in Melbourne is sourced from plantations across New South Wales and Queensland, where is grows rapidly and is readily available all year round. If we don’t have it in stock, then we will quickly source it from you from our most trusted suppliers to ensure there is no impact on your project timeline.
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Everist Timber supplies an extensive range of blackbutt timber across many Melbourne areas, including: Berwick, Cranbourne, Flinders, Frankston, Mt Martha, Rosebud, Somerville, Mt Eliza, Red Hill, Sorrento, Hastings, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.