A true blue Aussie hardwood, Blackbutt is well-regarded as a high quality and long-lasting timber. This toughness and hardness are most probably what lead to Blackbutt being used for the timber flooring in Parliament House, Canberra.^ From cladding to railway sleepers to decking, this straight-grained wood has many uses and is generally not difficult to work with.
Blackbutt stands out from many of the other timbers in the No Nail Decking decking range due to its pale cream colouring, which is particularly striking. Fire-rated due to its density, Blackbutt is a savvy choice especially as we enter the warmer months and the dreaded bushfire season. Also, a little known fact is that this timber is native to a small town in Queensland named – you guessed it – Blackbutt! What’s not to love?
^ Source – Eucalyptus pilularis, Wikipedia.