Meet Your Maker – EOW Highlights its not so hidden talents.

Updated: Feb 14


unique designs. made simple.

Birbeck's Woodwork never fails to impress with his original designs and wood-working skill. An independent Edinburgh based workshop, established by James Birbeck. James designs and manufactures furniture, cabinets, fitted kitchens, lighting and homewares, and offers bespoke joinery.

He creates one-offs, limited runs and small batches of works. Driven towards an ethos of  'unique designs made simple,' James incorporates both modern production methods and traditional joinery skills.

"Setting up residency in EOW has allowed me to expand my business. Working alongside other makers and creatives has provided me with a valuable platform for collaboration and sharing of knowledge."

James Birbeck

We at EOW are so glad to have James as a Resident Maker in our workshop – and can't wait to see what he makes next!

Birbeck's Woodwork is open to commissioned work on both domestic and commercial projects. You can see more of his work on instagram, in select locations, and at Edinburgh Open Workshop Makers Markets.

Contact James Birbeck


Tel: 0790 651 8699

If you would like more information about working at Edinburgh Open Workshop, send us an email and we will happily set up a tour.


We are a multi arts hub, we champion and celebrate emerging talents and creative innovation, bringing a number of people across a wide range of disciplines and with a wide variety of skills and interests into close quarters. 

We facilitate creative collaboration, providing resources and support to the individuals, creative companies, freelancers and projects that call us home.


Edinburgh Open Workshop Ltd, 35-37 Assembly Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BQ : 0131 555 6866