Costal Blackbutt is one of the most common species of hardwood commercially available from the coastal forests of New South Wales. Blackbutt can be stained, painted or polished. Blackbutt machines well but is only fair for steam bending. 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).
It grows in the coastal forests of NSW from Bega on the south coast up to Maryborough in Queensland.
It is a tall tree, up to 75 metres in height.
Blackbutt is a commonly grown hardwood that has attractive colouring from cream to pale brown, sometimes with a slight tinge of pink. Its grain is usually straight and texture is medium and even.
It can be used in decking, exterior rails and balustrades, exterior stairs, external cladding, flooring, interior rails and balustrades, interior stairs, pergolas, timber joinery products, timber mouldings and timber portal frames.