Common Name(s): Bishop wood, Java cedar
Scientific Name: Bischofia javanica
Distribution: It is a widely distributed species extending from India to South China, Indochina and the Pacific islands and Northern Australia.
Janka Hardness: 1,800
Color/Appearance: The sapwood is from pink to brick or red-brown. The heartwood is purplish or dark red-brown, darkening with age.
Grain/Texture: The grain is straight or interlocked. Texture is medium to coarse.
Workability: Generally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though tearout is common on quartersawn surfaces due to the strongly interlocked grain. Glues and finishes well.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.
Common Uses: housing general, beams, flooring, furniture and cabinets, luxury furniture, plywood and veneer, turning, sports, tools, truck bodies, truck flooring, naval construction, boat deck, musical instruments, handicrafts, etc.