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 tear out is common on quarter awn 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 the 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.