Here we give a brief outline of our Company, its history and objectives.
CAPITAL CRISPIN VENEER Capital Veneer Company Limited
was incorporated in 1988 with the
aim of supplying a wider than usual range of high quality wood veneers to architectural
led fine furniture, panelling and joinery companies. In addition to the usual commercial
species, unusual and special logs were also offered and a reputation was quickly
made as suppliers of the finest veneer from all over the world.
From its original location in Stratford, east London, the company moved into larger
premises in nearby Bow in 1996.
Now, owing to the successful London bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, we have had
to move once again, off the Olympic Park and into a brand new warehouse in Beckton,
not far from London City Airport.
CAPITAL CRISPIN VENEER
J. Crispin & Sons began life as far back as 1900 in Curtain Road, Shoreditch,
just east of the City of London. The area was then a thriving centre for the furniture
and cabinet making trades and over the next hundred years or so many thousands of
craftsmen and veneer buyers visited the characterful old premises to seek out their
The company also stocked a vast range of lines, bandings and marquetry inlays which
were fashionable details in certain furniture and even doors for many years.
However, as the 1900's moved into the 2000's, it became clear that the venerable
old premises were becoming less and less suitable as a modern-day operating base.
Therefore, in 2001 it was suggested that it made sense for CAPITAL and CRISPIN to
merge and trade as one from the modern warehouse facility in Bow, east London, previously
occupied by Capital alone.
The successful merger took place in April 2002 and the trading name of CAPITAL CRISPIN
VENEER was adopted.
CAPITAL CRISPIN VENEER
The joining together of both companies sparked a renewed focus and enthusiasm for
doing what we enjoy most of all - sourcing and stocking for our customers probably
the widest selection of real, natural wood veneers available in the U.K. Every log
of veneer to be found in our warehouse has been carefully selected by our experienced
buyers with special regard to quality, colour, figure and overall cleanliness.
From Acacia to Zebrano, from Amboyna Burr to Yew Burr, we offer beautiful and inspiring
veneers in well over 150 species - including of course good stocks of the more widely
used varieties such as Beech, Maple, Oak, Walnut etc.
Every log and indeed every single leaf of veneer is a unique product of nature.
That is why our product is so versatile and fascinating. A thoughtfully chosen veneer
provides an individual and very special surface material, be it for furniture or
some form of permanent interior decoration, i.e. panelling, doors, ceilings, etc.
The wide range of visual effects due to differences in colour, grain pattern, figure
and general character between the many varieties available is almost endless.
We work closely with Architects, Interior Designers, and Furniture Makers who consult
and frequently visit us to source, select and specify particular veneers for projects
of all sizes they are working on. Whether you are involved in a major refit, or
new interior, a range of furniture or just a specific piece, we will be pleased
to talk to you concerning your veneer requirements.
For a full stock list check out our VENEER SELECTION page where you will also find
images of many of the different types we can supply, together with a few salient
notes on each one.