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Blackbutt 

Eucalyptus pilularis

Description

A large hardwood that grows from Bega in NSW to Maryborough in QLD. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown which commonly has pin hole borer and gum streak. Commonly shows surface checking after drying.

Workability

Tough to work but polishes very well.

Applications

Mostly flooring and F27 structural hardwood. Currently being used much more for a range of furniture applications.

Availability

Very good

Hardness

Janka 9.1 900kg/m3  - Very hard.

Durability

Good for outdoor use

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Fair
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Good
Glueing:   Difficult.  We use polyurethane.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   Excellent
Note 1   A real tough Aussie hardwood that hasn't yet been fully explored.
Note 2  

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