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The benefits of wooden chairs

Wooden chairs and furniture is not a fad — wood has been used in furniture construction for centuries and is still used to this day. Since being founded in 1988, we have been perfecting the art of bending solid wood to bring exceptional handmade furniture to life in homes and businesses across South Africa and internationally, so we know a thing or two when it comes to the benefits of wooden chairs. 

Strong & Durable

Solid wood furniture is built to last for generations, providing excellent value for money. Well-made wooden chairs have an innate strength and durability, especially when made from solid hardwoods, such as the Ash we use for all our Woodbender pieces. We specialise in designing and manufacturing chairs and stools that are precision-engineered to excel in high-traffic environments and enhance any space with their unique style and versatility. Bending solid timber into the required forms reduces the component parts needed. As a result, the product contains fewer joints and, therefore, fewer potential weak points. The inherent strength of the ash timber is also preserved since instead of cutting the required shapes out of the wood, we bend the shape, keeping the grain of the wood intact.

The art of bending wood lends itself to the manufacture of seating pieces. Chairs and stools are the hardest working of all furniture pieces and are often used for many more purposes than simply for our relaxation and comfort. They are constantly moved, sat on, and even stood on in their daily functions and require superior structural strength to be long lasting.

Stylish & Versatile

Wood looks good in any design style. Whether your style is farmhouse, industrial chic, traditional, modern, contemporary, eclectic, or something completely unique, well-made wooden furniture adds natural warmth and richness to any space.

To add to that, each Woodbender piece is fully customisable to fit into your unique space. All chairs are available in four standard timber finishes and four fabric options. You can also specify your own fabric and timber finishes to create bespoke pieces that integrate seamlessly into any space. Choose or supply your own upholstery fabric and or timber finish by selecting ‘custom enquiry’ on the product page, or get in touch with one of our seating specialists.


Bending wood produces far less waste, and we can therefore optimise a plank of timber and make sure it is efficiently used. In addition, bending solid timber offers unique styling and design opportunities.  

Our wooden furniture pieces are individually handcrafted in South Africa from ash timber which has been sourced from certified sustainable forests. Each piece in our collection consists of bentwood parts which ensures a unique product and, more importantly, a product that is superior in strength and durability.