Blackbutt is a species that grows in abundance in the coastal forests of New South Wales and southern Queensland. The common name is derived from the distinctive black, charcoal look that is only on the base of the trunk. The timber is renowned for both its strength and versatility of application. Blackbutt is a straight grained timber with a warm nutty hue, which will complement a range of interior designs where a lighter neutral palette is required.

Blackbutt Sizes and Specifications

Species in Detail
Look and Features
Exhibits pinholes, dark gum veins and some surface checking
Colour fairly even from a light honey through to golden nutty browns - sapwood is distinctively paler
Janka Hardness Rating
Botanical Name
Eucalyptus Pilularis
Also known as
Coastal Blackbutt, Pink Blackbutt
Dry Density
Natural Durability
Class 1 (above ground)
60x19, 80x19, 85x19, 130x19, 180x21, 80x12, 86x12, 80x13, 85x12, 83x14, 130x14, 180x14, 60x20.5, 83x21, 63x19

Grade Descriptions

  • Select Grade: The features that are present in Select Grade flooring are relatively small and few in number, and although they are visible the features do not dominate the appearance of the floor.
  • Standard Grade (Medium Feature): Flooring in this grade will be moderately featured. Gum veins, gum pockets, insect trails, burls and borer holes are some of the characteristics that will be more prevalent in Standard Grade.
  • Feature Grade (High Feature): Feature grade flooring is heavily peppered with natural features, particularly large gum veins.
  • Rustic Grade: A full featured floor to provide an old world charm. It may contain features that are more prominent than Feature Grade but with the structural integrity of a Feature Grade floor.