Spotted gum is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications. Architects and designers throughout the world value spotted gum timbers for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette.
Spotted Gum ranges from light brown through definite browns to deep red-brown hues. If you love features in your timber with some uneven colour tones and loads of character Spotted Gum is for you!
Blackbutt (eucalyptus pilularis)
Blackbutt is one of the highest value timbers and is predominantly grown in the north coast of NSW, called the Northern Region. Blackbutt gets its name from the rough bark at the tree base which is usually charred black from past bush fires. Blackbutt is 'half bark', which means it has rough, fibrous bark on the lower trunk with the upper trunk and branches normally being smooth and whitish to yellow in colour.
Blackbutt has a more even grain and texture. The heartwood ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, although occasionally a slight pinkish colour may be present.