Blackbutt Timber Perth WA

Versatile Australian Hardwood Timber


Natural colour

Pale Brown to Golden Yellow. The neutral tones make Blackbutt an appealing choice for internal and external applications, in particular when renovating. The colours of Blackbutt timber blend well with existing colour schemes and will match coastal, city or rural settings. 

Common uses

Decking, Cladding, Lining, Flooring, Cabinetry, Furniture, Joinery & External Structures   

Alternatives (similar colour)

Victorian Ash, Spotted Gum


The majority of Blackbutt timber has a straight grain making it popular for decking, cladding and joinery. Occasionally the grain can be interlocked or will contain gum veins which, when used for the right purpose, can create a spectacular look. The Blackbutt timber texture is generally even. 


Blackbutt is an easy timber to work with. It can be stained, oiled and polished without fuss and will cause minimal issues during machining. If you are considering painting your Blackbutt timber, be aware that it can have a tendency to surface check after it’s painted. The increased level of extractives in mature wood may present some issues with adhesives. These extractives can also produce staining on painted surfaces if the timber is exposed to extreme weather.

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    Key features

    • Hard, heavy and naturally durable timber
    • Perfect for internal or external use
    • Even texture and straight grain
    • Veneers readily available
    • Matches well with existing colour schemes
    • Machines well
    • Provides good fire resistance
    • Grown in sustainable plantations
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    Delivery capability

    We can save you time and money by delivering directly to your worksite.

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    Supply availability

    With our fully equipped warehouse, we always have the stock available so you can get on with your job.

    Australian Blackbutt Hardwood Timber Data 

    The name of Blackbutt comes from the appearance of the tree after a bushfire. The rough bark around the buttress (butt) of the tree becomes charred after a fire. While the bottom of the Blackbutt tree is covered in bark, the upper branches are  smooth and light coloured. 

    Origin New South Wales & Queensland 

    Botanical Name Eucalyptus Pilularis 

    Density (Dry) 880kg/m3 

    Above Ground Durability Very High – Class 1 

    In Ground Durability High – Class 2 

    Hardness Hard – Janka 9.1 

    Sustainability PEFC can be available 

    Machining Good 

    Gluing Good 

    Unit Movement Tangential 0.37% 

    In Service Movement High 

    Termite Resistance Resistant 

    Sapwood Lyctid Susceptibility Not Susceptible 

    Length Range Usually random lengths

    Fire Resistance Group 3 

    Bushfire Attack Level 12.5, 19 and 29. All AS3959 required applications.

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    Contact Us


    252 Gnangara Rd, Landsdale, WA 6065

    Phone: (08) 6558 1266


    Opening Hours

    • Mon – Fri: 7.30am to 4.00pm
    • Sat: Closed
    • Sun: Closed

    We are located in Landsdale, we can deliver anywhere in Western Australia including the South West, Northern WA, Perth, Welshpool, Mandurah, Rockingham, Yanchep and even further.

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      “The timber quality is excellent, the price was competitive, the communication spot on and the delivery just right. Well done and thanks again”