Emma Maxwell. Rocking Chair. January 30th , 2018.
Wicker rocking chairs were introduced in the 1860's. They were cheaper than wooden rocking chairs, but they weren't nearly as durable. They did sell well though because the wicker could be twisted into a variety of designs. One of the most valuable wicker rocking chairs from this era features an American flag that was weaved into the design on the back of the chair. We have seen many varieties of rocking chairs through the years, and they are still well loved by people of all ages. You can purchase them at retail stores, furniture stores, and get them passed down to you from family members. Some manufacturers specialize in making custom, handmade rocking chairs. You can find out about them on the internet.
Many rockers are made of wood although there are many different types of wood used in their construction. The key difference is in the weight of the wood used, with heavy wooden chairs being slightly bulkier but also sturdier. This contrasts with rockers that are constructed with lightweight wood to make them less bulky and much easier to move around the home. Some nursery rocking chairs are produced with natural wood and while they may be a little costlier, they can provide a much better visual look than wood that has been processed. Natural wood nursery rocking chairs not only provide a better visual look, they are recognised as being built to last. This is particularly important if you are considering keeping your nursery rocker as an heirloom.
First, you need to decide between a traditional rocker and a glider. Traditional indoor rockers are the kind that rock on two long curved pieces while gliders are mechanical pieces of furniture that mimic the feeling of a rocking chair by gliding along rungs. There are pros and cons to both approaches. With a traditional rocking chair, there is no risk of mechanical creaking or grinding noises, but there is a risk of catching a toe, foot, hand, or tail under one of the rockers if you are not careful. With the glider, the rise can be more smooth, but the mechanical parts need to be covered up and the decorating options are not as great because there is upholstery on the chair. A traditional rocker is plain and you can dress it up as much or as little as you want.
Varieties. There can be many varieties of padding or rockers cushioning available in a market. The rocker cushioning may range from expensive silk and leather fabric to cotton and cheaper foam padding. If you are looking for some stylish look, with enhanced comfort and décor then choose pure leather padding. The primary advantage of leather padding is that you need not have to worry about its maintenance first and secondly it is easy to clean, but it's surely an expensive treat to have.
A rocking chair is divided into five parts: the rocker, the seat, the legs, the backrest, and the armrests. The rocker is the most important feature of the rocking chair. It is the base of the chair that is formed into a curve. This curved appearance of the rocker makes the rocking of the chair possible. It allows the occupier of the chair to swing back and forth. It is carefully produced to accomplish a smooth swaying of the chair. The parts of the rocking chair which connects the rocker to the rest of the chair are the legs. The four vertical legs act as the chair's support system. They are normally shorter than the legs of ordinary chairs because they are designed to affix to the rockers. The legs of a rocking chair are usually carved with different designs. The part of the rocking chair that is directly supported by the legs is called the seat. It is either a flat or a concave surface that supports the occupier's bottom. If the seat is responsible for the support of the occupier's bottom, the backrest is the one responsible for the support of the occupier's back. For additional ease and relaxation, the backrest of a rocking chair is made to be a bit bended. The last part of the rocking chair are the armrests. Armrests come in doubles: one in the left and one in the right. As its name suggests, the armrests primarily function as a place to rest the arms. Aside from supporting the forearms, the armrests also make it easy for the occupier to enter or exit the chair. The addition of armrests into contemporary rocking chairs is optional.
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