Why Choose Blackbutt Timber For Your Decking?
Blackbutt Timber 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. It’s will also be referred as Coastal Blackbutt to distinguish it from the tableland species group of New England Blackbutt.
Due to its quick growth and versatility, Blackbutt makes a good plantation timber. It is a commonly available commercial hardwood species in New South Wales and southern Queensland, often used for building framework and exterior applications.
Blackbutt 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 is a versatile timber and is used for structural, exterior and interior applications. It’s a very popular for timber framing but is also used for cladding, internal and external flooring, decking, joinery, landscaping and furniture.
Blackbutt is prone to surface checking on the surface so care should be taken when drying out the timber.
Blackbutt can be stained, painted or polished but there can be issues with painting because of its tendency to surface check. Blackbutt machines well but is only fair for steam bending.
Blackbutt is suitable for;
- Architectural Roof Trusses
- External Cladding
- Interior Rails and Balustrades
- Interior Stairs
- Timber Joinery Products
- Timber Mouldings
- Timber Portal Frames
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