Blackwood is the perfect timber for fine furniture, joinery or a feature floor. Boasting a variety of colours ranging from light golden-brown to a deep brown, occasionally showing black streaks. Additional character results from the grain of the wood, which can be straight or wavy with a natural lustre producing a striking fiddleback figure.
Heartwood is light brown to dark brown with occasional red tinting; sapwood is straw coloured.
Blackwood is sourced from sustainably managed, native forests. It is a common understorey species that readily grows from the coast to 1,000m above sea level but excels in lowland, swampy conditions. Blackwood is short-lived and fast growing. It has a vigorous spreading root system that suckers readily.
Blackwood is predominantly grown in the swamps and lowlands of the north-west of Tasmania in a variety of wet eucalypt forests. It is sustainably managed by the Australian Government, with 36% of total Blackwood forest types being reserved.