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RELIANCE VENEER CO LTD has been manufacturing veneers for over 60 years. With an International presence and a reputation for excellence we are certain we can cater for your every need.

Our UK London base covers an area of 85,000ft2. From here we offer the following for sale:
From our base in Dubai we can offer the following for sale:
  • Wood veneer. Many with FSC Certificates.
  • Relvenline™ Engineered Veneers.
  • Relvenflex™ Paper backed flexible veneers
  • Sliced/ Jointed Veneers
  • Lumber
  • MDF
  • Chipboard
  • Plywood.
From our manufacturing base in Africa we can offer the following for direct shipment to customers around the World:

  • Up to 20 different species.
  • Lumber.
  • Plywood.


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Mahogany Crotch/ Curl Veneer Plate 13 Avodire Crotch/ Curl Veneer Cerejeira Crotch/ Curl Veneer
  • RELIANCE VENEER has been manufacturing Mahogany (Khaya) crotches for over 30 years.
  • Mahogany Crotch "Rib Cage" Plate 13 is the intermediary stage in the Crotch development after swirl.
  • For every log there will only be a few bundles before it develops into a Crotch
  • RELIANCE VENEER Hold good stocks but they sell very quickly as this is a popular pattern.
  • Avodire Crotch Logs are generally of a medium size, so table top material is available.
  • Logs can be frequently figured giving a wonderful " Burning bush" effect.
  • This is a perfect specie for any high end work.
  • RELIANCE VENEER probably hold the largest stocks of Avodire Crotch in the World.
  • CEREJEIRA CROTCH/ CURL is a South American specie of real importance and beauty.
  • Used primarily for the production of fine furniture, this specie is light in colour and can be used naturally or stained to a darker colour.
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold large stocks of this specie in crotch and swirl in all dimensions
Cerejeira Crotch/ Curl Veneer Walnut Crotch/ Curl Veneer Figured Etimoe Veneer
  • Cerejeira Tiger Crotch is a South American specie of real importance and beauty.
  • Used primarily for the production of fine furniture, this specie is light in colour with dark lines running through the veneer making very attractive patterns. Some logs have fine dark lines and some have heavy lines. 
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold large stocks of this specie in crotch and swirl in all dimensions.
  • Crotches from American Black Walnut logs tend to be medium to small in size.
  • Available in hard crotch and swirl some logs also show lots of figure.
  • RELIANCE VENEER keeps good stocks in both Crotch and Swirl.
  • Etimoe Logs originate from the West Coast of Africa.
  • Logs are fairly large and quartering material is readily available.
  • Etimoe veneer is often figured and with a deep browny- red colour is a warm and attractive wood.
  • The veneer is available in Crown and Quarter cut.
  • RELIANCE VENEER keep selected logs of Figured Etimoe Veneer in Panel length.
Figured Sapele Veneer Figured Daniella Veneer Figured Anegre Veneer
  • Sapele Logs originate from the West Coast of Africa.
  • Logs are fairly large and quartering material is readily available.
  • Sapele veneer is rarely figured and with a deep browny- red colour is a warm and attractive wood.
  • The veneer is available in Crown and Quarter cut although the figure is more pronounced in quarter cut veneer.
  • The figure can vary from a slight shimmer or "Bees Wing"to a strong fiddleback.
  • RELIANCE VENEER keep selected logs of Figured Sapele Veneer in Panel length.
  • This specie is abundant accross West, Central and East Africa and is know under a multitude of different names such as Mozambique, Tropical olive, Hyedua, Ovankoland, Mutenye to name but a few.
  • Daniella is a decorative veneer with a nicely striped grain and warm colour.
  • Logs are available as crown or quartered and some logs can be heavily figured.
  • RELIANCE VENEER holds good stocks in furniture, door and panelling. 
  • Logs originate from the West Coast of Africa from the Ivory Coast to Ghana.
  • Varying degrees of figure in Anegre are quite common from a light shimmer to a strong fiddleback.
  • Anegre Logs are quite small so the straight grain can be quite narrow in width. A figured quartering log is quite rare and would be used for a high quality paneling.
  • RELIANCE VENEER holds good stocks of Anegre Backing, Anegre Interior and selected logs of Figured Anegre panelling.
Makore Crotch Veneer Okoume Crotch Veneer Mahogany Crotch/ Curl Veneer
  • Makore Crotch Logs are generally of a medium size, so table top material is available.
  • Logs can be frequently figured giving a wonderful " Burning bush" effect making Makore Crotches very unique. 
  • This is a perfect specie for any high end work. 
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold selected high end stocks of Makore Crotch.
  • Logs originate primarily from the West African Country of Gabon.
  • This light pinky-red coloured Crotch is a good alternative to mahogany Crotch.
  • Available in hard crotch and swirl with a good percentage of logs showing good figure.
  • RELIANCE VENEER holds good stocks of Okoume Crotch Veneer in all grades.
  • RELIANCE VENEER has been manufacturing Mahogany (Khaya) Crotches for over 30 years.
  • The Crotch figure is produced just below where the tree forks into two limbs and is the result of the wood that has been confined and twisted between the two limbs as they increase in girth
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold good stocks but they sell very quickly as this is a popular item.
Mahogany swirl veneer MAHOGANY CROTCH VENEER PLATE 1 Mahogany "Plain" Swirl Veneer
  • Mahogany Swirl Plate 14 is an early formed swirl with grain direction just starting to be properly defined giving a wild look in appearance similar to the choppy waves of the sea.
  • Plate 12 is available in small furniture length and table top sizes (120cm+) 
  • Material is also available in door and panel length as well.
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold good stocks in excess of 15,000m2 in this Grade.
  • Mahogany Hard Crotch Veneer Plate 1 is one of the most beautiful and unique patterns to be found.
  • The Crotch figure is produced just below where the tree forks into two limbs and is a result of the wood that has been confined and twisted between the two limbs as they increase in girth.
  • Crotches are usually between 2' and 9' long.
  • Many trunks do not end by dividing into two limbs of about equal size. If the Crotch angle is too wide, the Crotch is too short to be useful.
  • If the angle is too narrow, the increased diameter of the limbs will imprison some of the bark and thus ruin the Crotch figure.
  • The hard Crotch is by far the most difficult veneer to be sliced and can often have small cracks due to tension in the log.
  • Logs have to be boiled for approx 2 days prior to slicing and the drying of the veneer is equally important so as to minimise any buckling and cracking of the veneer.
  • RELIANCE VENEER holds good stocks of Plate 1 but it is a popular pattern and stocks can run out fast.
  • Mahogany "Plain" Swirl Plate 3 is sliced from the outside part of the Log. At this point the grain has not developed into a swirl yet. This is the softest part of the Log and patterns are wild and random.
  • RELIANCE VENEER holds stocks of Approx 25,000m2 in this Plate. 
Curly maple Veneer Tamo ash veneer Figured Willow Veneer
  • North American specie. The Maple logs show a blistered type curly grain that is very attractive.
  • Logs are always peeled to get the right figure effect. Therefore all veneers are crown in appearance.
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold selected stocks mainly for high class Furniture, Doors and Paneling.  
  • Very unusual grain pattern among wood veneers. 
  • Tamo Ash is predominantly found on the Northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido.
  • It seems the very cold weather in winter coupled with strong winds give the grain a blistering effect that looks almost three dimensional.
  • Most logs will only have a portion that has the figuring whilst the rest of the log will be just plain Japanese ash.
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold major high end stocks of Tamo ash in Furniture, doors and paneling.
  • This European specie is fast growing and will grow just about anywhere. 
  • Most often it has a rather bland grain, but occasionally it can have a very attractive figure.
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold good stocks in both door and panel length.

Figured Oak Veneer Figured Ofram Veneer Sapele Pommele Veneer
  • Figured logs are usually found to have a broad fiddleback giving an attractive appearance.
  • Available in Crown and Quarter cut for Furniture, Door and Panelling.
  • RELIANCE VENEER holds selected high end stocks.
  • Also known as Limba, Afare and Frake this West African specie is highly decorative. 
  • Large logs are available for Crown and Quarter cut veneers mainly in Door and Paneling lengths.
  • RELIANCE VENEER keeps selected logs of high end Figured Offram in Panel Length.
  • The French word Pommele is derived from the word Pomme, translated into English as apple.It is meant to describe the apple shaped effect of the figure. A heavily Pommeled log will show a three dimensional effect of the veneer to create a truly unique and dense pattern.
  • Logs originate from the West Coast of Africa and can Pommele logs can be very large
  • The veneer is always peeled to maximise the figured effect.
  • Many different types of figure pass as Pommele such as Drape, blistered, peanut shell and quilted.
  • RELIANCE VENEER hold good stocks of Sapele Pommele 
GUAREA LACEWOOD ZEBRANO VENEER
Brown Oak Veneer OLIVE WOOD VENEER Offram Veneer
KNOTTY PINE ETIMOE VENEER Ziricote Veneer