Blackbutt timber has gained considerable media mileage, which accounts for its increasing popularity. Many homeowners are attracted to its appearance with extremely attractive features. It looks very neat with its even grain.
The Coastal Blackbutt as differentiated form its tableland species, belongs to the very common hardwood species. Like its namesake, it naturally grows in the coastal forests of New South Wales. You can find the tree from the south caost beginning in Bega all the way to Maryborough in Queensland.
It has been dubbed the blackbutt because its lower trunk dramatically darkens after being scorched by a bushfire, but in truth, it is known as cream-colored. Its actual color ranges from golden yellow to a pale shade of brown