Uniquely designed in sydney, australia. All timber is sourced from renewable sources and finished in interior/exterior satin varnish to keep it beautiful for years to come.
Australian blackbutt is native to south-eastern australia and is fast growing which means it can be sustainably harvested. It is an important forestry tree in australia and is used for a range of construction, joinery and furniture applications.Australian blackbutt timber is predominantly grown on the north coast of new south wales and the southern coast of queensland. Blackbutt has proven durability in harsh australian conditions and is the ideal choice for use in areas prone to bushfire. Blackbutt gets its name from the rough bark at the base of the tree, often charred black from past bush fires. Blackbutt is a very dense hardwood, with a janka (or hardness) rating of 9.1.
Blackbutt trees have been known to live in excess of 200 years. They can also grow up to 40 metres or more in height, with a long straight cylindrical trunk and can measure up to 3 metres in diameter.
When above ground, blackbutt timber has a class 1 durability rating. This durability rating relates to the natural ability of the heartwood of that species to resist decay and pests. Class 1 represents the highest durability rating, meaning that the timber is projected to last 50 years in a protected, above ground area. Blackbutt along with spotted gum are my two favourite australian hardwoods to work with.