Why Choose Blackbutt Timber For Your Decking?
Blackbutt Timber is a hardwood that is found in Australia. It grows in and around the coastal forests of New South Wales from Bega on the south coast all the way to Maryborough in Queensland.
It can also be referred to as Coastal Black butt to differentiate it from the tableland species found around the New England area.
Due to its rapid growth and versatility, this type of hardwood makes for a excellent plantation wood. It is plentiful and readily available commercial hardwood that is found in New South Wales and southern Queensland. The wood is commonly used for building (framework/structure) and exterior applications.
Colour and Grain of Blackbutt
This hardwood has an even texture with a normally straight grain (some times interlocked), making it appealing for interior use such as joinery and flooring. The colour of the timber ranges from golden yellow to faded brown, although sometimes a slight pinkish colour may be present. Little gum veins could likewise show up.
Blackbutt timber is a functional and versatile hardwood and is often only used for structural (outside and interior) applications. But it’s also a very popular and handy wood to use for cladding, internal and external flooring, decking, joinery, landscaping and furniture.
Just a little warning, this wood is prone to surface checking and care needs to be taken when drying out this type of hardwood.
This wood can be stained, painted or polished but there can be issues with painting because of its tendency to surface check. this wood machines well however it is only fair for steam bending.
Blackbutt is suitable for:
- Architectural Roof Trusses
- External Cladding
- Interior Rails and Balustrades
- Interior Stairs
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