Coastal Blackbutt

Specie Properties  -  read in conjunction with the General Notes

01. Common Name / s

Coastal Blackbutt, Blackbutt, Pink Blackbutt.

02. Botanical Name

Eucalyptus pilularis.

03. Primary Origin

New South Wales & Southern Queensland.

04. Colour & Figure

Heartwood - ranges from golden yellow to pale brown with occasional pink tinges.
Sapwood   - is much paler in appearance.
Figure       - even texture and generally straight grain.

05. Density

Unseasoned  -  1100 kg/m3
Seasoned      -    900 kg/m3         

06. Hardness

Janka Rating    -   9.1
Relative Rating -  HARD

07. Durability
  (above ground)

Class 1  -  more than 40 years above ground weather exposed.

08. Weather Exposed


09. Grade Options

Standard & Better - the most common and economic grade available, includes a range of the most interesting and moderate naturally occurring features.

Select Grade  - a grade supplied where a cleaner appearance is of primary importance.
This grade provides a low level of natural features which may limit the supply of some of the wider sizes.                     

10. Leaching of Tannins

Staining is likely on adjacent surfaces after exposure to the elements.

11. Thickness
  (finished dressed)

Given some of the sawmilling supply constraints Timbeck has to deal with, the chosen finished thickness of Dressed and Moulded products is 12, 18, 30 & 40 mm

Thicker sections are available unseasoned.

12. Width
  (finished dressed)

Widths from 18 mm to 290 mm are normally available.

13. Length

Lengths are available in reasonable quantities from 0.9 m to 4.2 m
Longer lengths from 4.5 m to 6.0 m have some supply limitations.

Set lengths when available are supplied in 300mm increments.

14. Price Guide

Relative Cost - 178 Units  (compared to Western Red Cedar at 100 units)

15. Coating

Blackbutt is usually supplied raw for on-site finishing however Timbeck has the capabilities to factory pre-coat utilising Cutek CD50 clear oil.
Film forming Lacquers are not recommended for weather exposed applications.

16. Coating

Factory pre coating can be offered in UV cured lacquer for non-hard wearing areas.
Spray applied two pack polyurethane for hard wearing applications or oils for other applications.

17. Availability

Readily available with normal production lead times however large volumes of specific lengths and sizes requires extended lead time to ensure supply meets expectations.
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