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APPI is proud to be the North American Trade Partner with JAF.  Our webshop is a major evolution in online veneer selection and specification. 12 million square meters of veneer, 190 types of wood, and around 1.2 million veneer surfaces of current, live inventory can be viewed immediately from the link below. Every front and the rear surface is shown in high-resolution images. In a matter of just seconds, you can scan through all the pictures by setting various filters: for example the origin, type of wood, color, or length. A summary of the results will be shown according to your search criteria.

A magnifying glass function provides an in-depth view and shows the individuality of the veneers in detail. In this way, the precise structure of every individual composite can be identified and assessed. This means we can guarantee that there will be no surprises on delivery. Then within a short time, our customers receive their quotation and price information.

Wherever you are, APPI is there with you: putting in the miles on the road, e-mails with large image files and long download times a thing of the past  – which means enormous time savings.

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  • Often called African teak, afrormosia grows in relatively dry forests in the Congo basin of west Africa. Typically available in larger leaves than teak, it has a beautiful golden brown color; a fine, uniform texture; natural luster; and a typically straight grain that may produce a broken stripe when quarter cut. This veneer can be stained to a variety of colors and is a popular choice for architectural and boat interiors. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Akacio veneer is a little-known treasure from Central and South America. It has a lovely honey color, tan to brown lines, straight grain, and a medium texture. Against a fairly uniform background, this species can produce a range of beautiful figures, including curly and fiddleback figures reminiscent of anegre or maple, and is an excellent, adaptable choice for a wide range of interior styles. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Alder is a warm honey-red colored wood with a beautiful, subtle grain interspersed with fine lines and flecks produced by the tree’s annual growth rings. Domestic alder grows in a mile wide coastal strip along the Pacific coast from Canada almost to Mexico; European alder along. The wood darkens to a warm reddish-brown color after being felled. Natural markings including pithy flecks and streaks add to the singular character of this wood. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Amboyna burl is among the world’s rarest and most expensive veneers—holding the distinction of being the original wood used on Rolls Royce dashboards. Leaves are small in dimension due to the small size of the burl. Deep yellow-orange to red, amboina burl has an unsurpassed depth and beauty prized in high-quality architectural woodwork and cabinetry. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Anegre has a lustrous sheen, an even texture, and grain that is typically straight, but maybe interlocked, wavy, or marked with a wide range of beautiful shimmering figures. Sought after for its light creamy color, large logs, uniformity across flitches, and unobtrusive grain markings, anegre takes stain readily and is often dyed to resemble cherry, walnut, or other woods. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Anegre has a lustrous sheen, and even texture, and grain that is typically straight, but may be interlocked, wavy, or marked with a wide range of beautiful shimmering figures. Sought after for its light creamy color, large logs, uniformity across flitches, and unobtrusive grain markings, anegre takes stain readily and is often dyed to resemble cherry, walnut, or other woods. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Anegre has a lustrous sheen, and even texture, and grain that is typically straight, but maybe interlocked, wavy, or marked with a wide range of beautiful shimmering figures. Sought after for its light creamy color, large logs, uniformity across flitches, and unobtrusive grain markings, anegre takes stain readily and is often dyed to resemble cherry, walnut, or other woods. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Anegre has a lustrous sheen, and even texture, and grain that is typically straight but maybe interlocked, wavy, or marked with a wide range of beautiful shimmering figures. Sought after for its light creamy color, large logs, uniformity across flitches, and unobtrusive grain markings, anegre takes stain readily and is often dyed to resemble cherry, walnut, or other woods. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Ancient Norwegians considered a mythological ash tree to be the center of the world. Among the palest colored veneers, ash has a lustrous surface, beautiful straight grain, a light stripe effect, and subtle contrast between its light tan heartwood and creamy sapwood. It produces a wide range of beautiful, shimmering figures and delicate burls. Extremely strong, ash is the lumber of choice for parallel bars, baseball bats and tool handles. In veneer, it’s prized for high-quality furniture and for use in light, open interiors. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Ancient Norwegians considered a mythological ash tree to be the center of the world. Among the palest colored veneers, ash has a lustrous surface, beautiful straight grain, a light stripe effect, and subtle contrast between its light tan heartwood and creamy sapwood. It produces a wide range of beautiful, shimmering figures and delicate burls. Extremely strong, ash is the lumber of choice for parallel bars, baseball bats and tool handles. In veneer, it’s prized for high-quality furniture and for use in light, open interiors. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Olive Ash is not a species in itself, rather it’s the name given to veneer cut from the dark heartwood of one of several European ashes. The dark on light stripes is reminiscent of true olive wood. Colors range from white to yellow to brown in varied combinations of color and markings. Grain may be straight, curly, or wavy. Olive ash burl veneer is highly prized for its turbulent markings and striking color contrasts. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Olive Ash is not a species in itself, rather it’s the name given to veneer cut from the dark heartwood of one of several European ashes. The dark on light stripes is reminiscent of true olive wood. Colors range from white to yellow to brown in varied combinations of color and markings. Grain may be straight, curly, or wavy. Olive ash burl veneer is highly prized for its turbulent markings and striking color contrasts. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Ancient Norwegians considered a mythological ash tree to be the center of the world. Among the palest colored veneers, ash has a lustrous surface, beautiful straight grain, a light stripe effect, and subtle contrast between its light tan heartwood and creamy sapwood. It produces a wide range of beautiful, shimmering figures and delicate burls. Extremely strong, ash is the lumber of choice for parallel bars, baseball bats and tool handles. In veneer, it’s prized for high-quality furniture and for use in light, open interiors. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Ancient Norwegians considered a mythological ash tree to be the center of the world. Among the palest colored veneers, ash has a lustrous surface, beautiful straight grain, a light stripe effect, and subtle contrast between its light tan heartwood and creamy sapwood. It produces a wide range of beautiful, shimmering figures and delicate burls. Extremely strong, ash is the lumber of choice for parallel bars, baseball bats and tool handles. In veneer, it’s prized for high-quality furniture and for use in light, open interiors. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Considered among the best veneers in the poplar family, aspen ranges in color from almost pure white to light straw to warm tan. Favored logs produce a lovely, bright veneer with a beautiful, natural sheen. Aspen is often fumed to a rich, dark brown for use in modern environments. It mixes beautifully with stone and other materials in natural environments. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Considered among the best veneers in the poplar family, aspen ranges in color from almost pure white to light straw to warm tan. Favored logs produce a lovely, bright veneer with a beautiful, natural sheen. Aspen is often fumed to a rich, dark brown for use in modern environments. It mixes beautifully with stone and other materials in natural environments. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Considered among the best veneers in the poplar family, aspen ranges in color from almost pure white to light straw to warm tan. Favored logs produce a lovely, bright veneer with a beautiful, natural sheen. Aspen is often fumed to a rich, dark brown for use in modern environments. It mixes beautifully with stone and other materials in natural environments. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing woody plants on earth, reaching hundreds of feet just months after harvesting. This unbridled regeneration makes bamboo a natural, renewable choice for an architectural veneer. Colors range from creamy-yellow to warm amber; the grain is straight with distinctive knot-like markings characteristic of the species. Available in light or dark tone, offerings with narrow or wide stripe patterns. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing woody plants on earth, reaching hundreds of feet just months after harvesting. This unbridled regeneration makes bamboo a natural, renewable choice for an architectural veneer. Colors range from creamy-yellow to warm amber; the grain is straight with distinctive knot-like markings characteristic of the species. Available in light or dark tone, offerings with narrow or wide stripe patterns. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing woody plants on earth, reaching hundreds of feet just months after harvesting. This unbridled regeneration makes bamboo a natural, renewable choice for an architectural veneer. Colors range from creamy-yellow to warm amber; the grain is straight with distinctive knot-like markings characteristic of the species. Available in light or dark tone, offerings with narrow or wide stripe patterns. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • A favorite in modern interiors, beech is a straight-grained wood with a very fine, even texture. While beech is naturally a creamy, almost white color, most beech is steamed, producing a consistent slightly pink hue in the veneer. Flat cut veneers present a nice cathedral; quartered veneers carry a silvery fleck pattern. This species produces a number of beautiful figures prized for interior architecture. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • A favorite in modern interiors, beech is a straight-grained wood with a very fine, even texture. While beech is naturally a creamy, almost white color, most beech is steamed, producing a consistent slightly pink hue in the veneer. Flat cut veneers present a nice cathedral; quartered veneers carry a silvery fleck pattern. This species produces a number of beautiful figures prized for interior architecture. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • This veneer is cut from burled growths found on birch trees in forests in Finland and Russia—the result of local genetics or the soil conditions in that location. The veneer produced is uncommonly beautiful—and atypical burl pattern interspersed with pitch flecks, a swirling figure, and small, dark “eye” markings that create a teardrop effect. A veneer is a rotary cut due to the small diameter of the burl. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • This veneer is cut from burled growths found on birch trees in forests in Finland and Russia—the result of local genetics or the soil conditions in that location. The veneer produced is uncommonly beautiful—and atypical burl pattern interspersed with pitch flecks, a swirling figure, and small, dark “eye” markings that create a teardrop effect. A veneer is a rotary cut due to the small diameter of the burl. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • This veneer is cut from burled growths found on birch trees in forests in Finland and Russia—the result of local genetics or the soil conditions in that location. The veneer produced is uncommonly beautiful—and atypical burl pattern interspersed with pitch flecks, a swirling figure, and small, dark “eye” markings that create a teardrop effect. A veneer is a rotary cut due to the small diameter of the burl. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Although veneer is often labeled white or black limba, there is really just one limba tree. Black limba refers veneer selected from the darker heartwood of the tree—typically reddish-brown with varying degrees of irregular black streaking—and is somewhat rarer than white limba, which is cut from the lighter sapwood of the same tree. Figured wood is highly prized for architectural use. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • In both color and aroma, Bosse resembles Ceddar and for that reason, this large West African tree is sometimes called African cedar. The color varies from pale pink to deep mahogany and veneer is often highly figured with fiddle back, mottle, or a highly prized pommel figure—all of which ensure one-of-a-kind architectural installations. Availability and cost can vary widely based on grain patterning and intensity. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • In both color and aroma, Bosse resembles Ceddar and for that reason, this large West African tree is sometimes called African cedar. The color varies from pale pink to deep mahogany and veneer is often highly figured with fiddle back, mottle, or a highly prized pommel figure—all of which ensure one-of-a-kind architectural installations. Availability and cost can vary widely based on grain patterning and intensity. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Bubinga is a striking veneer with a very broad color spectrum ranging from pink to brownish-red to nearly violet. It has a beautiful texture and fine contrasting growth lines that may be wavy in some logs due to the grain’s interlocked fibers. Bee’s wing and block mottle figures are fairly common. Behemoth lengths and widths make it well suited for large architectural installations. When rotary cut, bubinga is called kevazinga. This African veneer is a sophisticated and elegant choice for interior environments. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Bubinga is a striking veneer with a very broad color spectrum ranging from pink to brownish-red to nearly violet. It has a beautiful texture and fine contrasting growth lines that may be wavy in some logs due to the grain’s interlocked fibers. Bee’s wing and block mottle figures are fairly common. Behemoth lengths and widths make it well suited for large architectural installations. When rotary cut, bubinga is called kevazinga. This African veneer is a sophisticated and elegant choice for interior environments. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
  • Thousands of centuries ago, Lebanese cedar was one of the world’s most precious woods, used in the construction of ancient temples and palaces. Today, this beautiful, decorative wood is now primarily grown in England and France. Rare and highly prized, most logs are produced by local European veneer merchants with local knowledge of the availability of this exceptional veneer. Learn About Veneer Cut & Matching
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