This month we are featuring blackbutt in our timber mood board series. Blackbutt ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, although occasionally a slight pinkish colour may be present. Paired with warm oranges, rust and modern patterns.
The common name blackbutt came about due to the tree’s appearance after bushfire, whereby the buttress - or butt - was significantly darkened. 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.
Blackbutt provides good fire resistance and is one of seven hardwood timber species that was found to be suitable by the Building Commission in Victoria for home construction in bushfire areas (provided it has a thickness greater than 18mm).