Blackbutt timber is readily available in our Fremantle warehouse. This is a large Australian hardwood which is commonly used for structural and exterior applications. It's attractive grain also makes it a popular choice for interior designers.
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Blackbutt timber has an even texture. The grain can be interlocked but it is generally straight, making it appealing for interior use applications such as flooring and joinery. The heartwood ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, although occasionally a slight pinkish colour may be present. The sapwood, which is not always easy to distinguish, is much paler in appearance. Small gum veins may also be visible.
Blackbutt is a versatile timber and is used for structural, exterior and interior applications. In New South Wales and southern Queensland it is very popular for timber framing but is also used for cladding, internal and external flooring, decking, joinery, landscaping and furniture. Blackbutt is also used in the manufacture of plywood.
Care needs to be taken when drying as Blackbutt is prone to surface checking on the tangential surface. Blackbutt should not be re-conditioned as this will widen any surface checks. Blackbutt can be stained, painted or polished but there can be issues with painting because of its tendency to surface check. The high extractives of mature wood can cause problems with some adhesives, but this is much less of an issue with young regrowth wood. These extractives can also cause staining on painted surfaces after exposure to the weather. Blackbutt machines well but is only fair for steam bending.
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Blackbutt Slabs, cut to order
Reclaimed Blackbutt flooring
Blackbutt is often available at our Fremantle warehouse. Please call Terry on 0412 912 039 or fill out the contact form below and let us know what your project requirements are. Fremantle Timber Traders are connected to a diverse network of suppliers. If we don't have what you're looking for in stock, in most cases we can source it.