Rocking Chair. Monday , April 30th , 2018 - 07:59:00 AM
When ladies are pregnant, it helps the baby a lot if there is a calm swaying movement, and so a mother can definitely make use of a rocking chair to help promote this type of movement. The same is true when she's nursing babies. The slow movement really helps to calm infants and small children and so this is a great way to do this and be comfortable at the same time. The mother doesn't have to use her arms to make a cradle to swing her children this way. That can get very tiring. Using a rocking chair actually does help people get some exercise though. You burn about 150 calories an hour while if you were to sit in a regular chair you wouldn't be burning any at all. So it's time for you to start replacing your old boring chairs that don't rock.
Michael Thonet a German craftsman made the first 'Bentwood' rocking chair in 1860. This design was unlike others of it's time, it was lightweight and graceful. He used steamed wood which made them very affordable as well as beautiful and had great success with them in Europe. During the 1920's a new style came on the market which made them even more useful, the 'Folding' version, which when used in the garden could be folded up and taken indoors in bad weather. With the arrival of the automobile it was useful for picnics and other outdoor activities. After this, this type of chair virtually 'stood still' until the 1950's when Sam Maloof began making deluxe rocking chairs, which are different again, as their rockers are ski-shaped.
Outdoor rockers are usually placed in the open spaces in the house. Verandas, patios, gazebos and even gardens are good places to place an outdoor rocking chair. These chairs are usually made out of plastic and aluminium so as to make them weather-proof and very durable. Some outdoor rocking chairs are made out of hardwood, although this is discouraged because weather will deal great damage on your wooden furniture. Outdoor rocking chairs provide a whole new dimension of outdoor relaxation. Now, resting in the sunshine is never more comfortable.
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