Please contact either Tim or Bob for more information and a personalized quote today.
(231) 937-4367


Michigan Chair Company is exclusively a solid hardwood steam bending company marketing to both residential and contract furniture manufacturers, architectural applications, and related industries. Our customers range from large multinational companies to single person custom furniture makers. Customer satisfaction is always a priority at Michigan Chair Company, and we strive to meet all of our customer needs and requirements.


We specialize in high quality steam bending to your specifications with a fast turnaround time.

Please note that we also bend for architectural applications!

We bend the following furniture parts:






Round and Oval



  • Back rails

  • Seat rails

  • Rockers

  • Bows

  • Stretchers      

  • Arms

  • Back posts

  • Front posts

  • Arm/leg combinations

  • Edge bands or rims

  • Aprons       

  • Legs


  • Window frames

  • Moldings


As a dedicated custom steam bending company we offer the following services:


Bending Capabilities

  • 4/4 to 12/4 cherry and walnut
  • 4/4 to 10/4 Hard and soft maple
  • 4/4 to 8/4 red oak and ash
  • We will season and bend customer supplied material for species/sizes not currently inventoried
  • A rough mill to manufacture blanks to your specifications
  • Dry kilns:  Vacuum and conventional for incoming green lumber.
  • Maximum part size: 120" long, 8" wide, and 4" thick
  • Heavy duty bending equipment
  • A dry kiln for rapidly bringing the bent blanks down to the target moisture content of 6-8%.
  • Lead times of 2-4 weeks, depending on the thickness of the part, and no minimum quantities (a set up charge may apply)




Michigan Chair Company is a proud member of the following industry organizations: