Blackbutt is a species of hardwood that originates from a region that extends from Bega in New South Wales right through to Maryborough in Queensland. Its appearance can vary from a golden yellow through to a pale brown in colour, with the possibility of a pinkish tinge. The timber is renowned for gum vein and is typically straight grained.

In terms of staircases, Blackbutt is an extremely durable material that is suitable for use in all components (including treads, risers, stringers, balustrading, capping, posts and handrails). It is also suitable for staircases that need to be fire rated