WELCOME

The Bending Birch is a handmade wooden furniture design and manufacturing service based on the leafy fringes of East London.

We specialise in curved and steam-bent furniture, creating unique, functional pieces that celebrate the natural beauty of solid wood.

Because we also offer a bespoke service, all our pieces are 100% customiseable. Browse our gallery for some inspiration…

FURNITURE

OAK

This curved sideboard is made from English oak with a 20% satin sheen finish and has a push-to-open central drawer in ocean blue (wood, colour, drawer/door combination and finish customisable).

WALNUT

This walnut sideboard is finished with Danish oil to bring out the beautiful grain. This model can be adapted to any drawer/door combination.

LACQUER/ZEBRANO

This sideboard is made with birch wood and sprayed with a high-gloss antique cream finish. The drawers and leg system are solid zebrano, finished with Danish oil to bring out the grain. The three drawers have rebated handles.

STEAM-BENT ASH

This piece is made of steam-bent ash and finished with hardwax oil. The doors and drawers are fitted with push-to-open mechanisms, with the doors hung on side-mounted hinges (other door/drawer combinations/systems are possible). This piece can also be made without legs and attached to the wall.

GEOMETRIC ZEBRANO/LACQUER

In this design, sharp, geometric lines complement the natural wood grain on the solid zebrano door, which opens upwards revealing a large inner storage space.

CLASSIC LACQUER

This is a sleek, minimalist piece with clean lines and curves. Panels and body can be sprayed any colour and to any finish, from matt to high gloss.

LACQUER/ZEBRANO WARDROBE

An example of a large wardrobe with a high-gloss cream finish to contrast the solid-wood doors (zebrano here, other options include oak, ash and American black walnut). Fitted wardrobe options also possible.

LACQUER/ZEBRANO CHEST OF DRAWERS

The high-gloss finish on this bespoke piece sets off the natural grain of the solid-wood drawers, which are fitted with soft-close mechanisms. The legs are brushed nickel.

MINI CABINET

A small, versatile unit [100 x 50 cm] that works anywhere – bedside, hallway, lounge, bathroom, kitchen. The door is solid wood and the body is finished in high-gloss antique cream. Also available as a mini chest of drawers.

ZEBRANO COFFEE TABLE

This solid-wood zebrano coffee table has an elliptical top and trapezoid legs. The design can be adapted to meet your needs e.g. enlarged for dining use. Materials and finish also customisable.

HONEYCOMB LACQUER/COLOURED GLASS

The honeycomb pattern on the doors of this piece features scattered hexagons of coloured glass (any colour possible). Optional LED lights can be incorporated into the inner cavity to intensify the effect.

ABOUT

The Bending Birch is a bespoke furniture design and manufacturing service run by me, Ronan Curran.

I have been working with wood for over 20 years and am passionate about what I do. I specialise in curved furniture, using various systems for bending wood, including a bag press, dry clamping and steam bending.
My aim is to create unique, functional pieces that celebrate the natural beauty of wood.

CONTACT

Enquire Form:

For a quote, to discuss design options or any other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to call or email me and I will be happy to help.

Phone: 07533 610 714

Email: ronan@thebendingbirch.com