Select Blackbutt For A Wonderful Looking Floor
Blackbutt Timber Flooring is an Australian Hardwood that grows in the coastal forests of New South Wales from Bega on the south coast up to Maryborough in Queensland. Another name for it is Coastal Black butt, as this distinguish it from the New England species group, that grows in and around the tableland.
Blackbutt makes for a good plantation timber, as its quick to grow and has many uses. It is a commonly available commercial hardwood species in New South Wales and southern Queensland and is often used for building framework and exterior applications.
This Australian hardwood has an even texture with the grain generally straight (some times interlocked), making it appealing for interior use such as flooring and joinery. The timber colour ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, although occasionally a slight pinkish colour may be present. Small gum veins may also be visible.
Blackbutt And Its Many Uses
Blackbutt timber is a versatile and very useful hardwood that can be often seen in structural framing and exterior and interior building projects. It’s a very popular for framing but is also used for cladding, internal and external flooring, decking, joinery, landscaping and furniture.
This wood is prone to surface checking so care should be taken when drying out and stacking the timber.
As mention above this hardwood is very versatile and can be stained, painted or polished. There can be issues with painting because of its tendency to surface check so care should be taken. This hardwood machines and turns well but is only fair for steam bending.
This hardwood can be used in:
- Architectural Roof Trusses
- External Cladding
- Interior Rails and Balustrades
- Interior Stairs
- Window/Portal Frames