Durable and Captivating Blackbutt

Blackbutt timber, an Australian hardwood, harmoniously blends aesthetic appeal and robust functionality. Eucalyptus pilularis, commonly known as Blackbutt, indigenous to eastern Australia’s coastal regions, is prized for natural beauty and durability. With a pale straight grain and uniform creamy appearance, it exudes timeless elegance. The exploration covers key features, applications, and sustainable harvesting practices, making it a preferred choice for architects, designers, builders, and timber enthusiasts in construction and design.


Blackbutt timber possesses a range of features that contribute to its popularity in construction and design. Here are some key characteristics that make Blackbutt timber stand out:

Creamy to pale brown colour, elegant straight grain for versatile design.

With a Janka hardness rating of 9.1, it as a durable hardwood.

Impressive structural strength for construction projects, used in beams, posts, and load-bearing elements.

Commonly used for flooring, decking, cladding, structural elements with a blend of strength and aesthetics.

Sustainably managed in Australia, enhancing its eco-friendly credentials.

Easily machined, cut, and shaped for efficient construction in woodworking.

Named for fire-blackened buttress, paradoxically known for fire-resistant properties.

Blackbutt timber: a versatile, reliable hardwood blending aesthetics and functionality. Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, a preferred choice in construction and design.

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Wood Details

Colour: Blackbutt (High degree of colour variation).

Dimensions: 180mm (Wide) x 14mm (Thick) x 1830mm – 2190mm maximum lengths (Random Lengths).

Top Wear Layer: 3mm.

Profile: 4 Side Micro Bevelled Edge with a Tongue and Groove Profile.

Surface Finish: UV Lacquered and Matt Wirebrushed Finish.

Cut: Saw Cut.

Pack Size: 2.365m2, 1.976m2 and 1.493m2.

Janka Rating: 9.1 – Hard