Eva Gonzalez. Rocking Chair. April 07th , 2018.
The most critically constructed and designed chair in the home is the one for rocking your baby, or child. This chair not only needs to be comfortable and safe, but needs to last a lifetime. You are filling this chair full of memories, as you rock your child to sleep. By building your own memorable chair with your own two hands, the chair becomes even more memorable. With a set of easy to follow rocking chair plans, it is much easier than you'd imagine. This chair you lovingly create will become a family heirloom, and one you may wish to hand down to your children when they start their own families many years in the future.
The joys of a rocking chair are many, quiet joys though they are. As technology continues its constant onward march, some people still remember the peace and simplicity that comes with making a rocker a part of every day life. Some might think rockers are only for old people, but in truth, anyone who sits can gain some benefit from using this type of chair. That's because rockers are all about motion- not the crazy motion of long distance travel or freaky dancing, but something much more subtle, a gentle back and forth that may seem unremarkable to the naked eye. In truth, however, these motions can have a rather profound physical and psychological impact on us as humans. Sitting for long periods in one spot is likely to make our bodies stiff and our minds a little crazy, but sitting in a rocker keeps us engaged and our bodies are constantly moving, constantly adjusting. The fact that these movements and adjustments are slow does not really matter, because we repeat the movement so much. But sit in a rocker for an hour and sit in a normal chair for an hour- I bet you will come off the rocker feeling refreshed and rested, while your body might revolt before the hour is up if you're sitting in the regular chair.
At some point in history rocking chairs arrived in the USA. It would be convenient to link their arrival with that of the 'Mayflower' but they were not heard of until about a hundred years after the pilgrims arrival and it wasn't until the 1800's that American furniture manufacturers saw any merit in their production. When they did, the Salem, Boston and American Windsor rocking chairs were born. These were all popular and were used mostly for sitting in the garden or relaxing on the porch.
As rocking chairs continue to emerge in various designs, furniture makers also make sure that they become even more comfortable by improving their ergonomic design and features. Because rocking chairs are primarily made out of hard wood, many people would place pillows against the back area and on the seat to make them more comfortable. This gave furniture makers the idea of making upholstered or padded seats and back supports for the rocking chair. To improve ergonomic quality, modern rocking chairs also have a curved back support that follows the natural curve of a person's back.
Some baby rocking chairs can be easily folded and are made of red oak. Oil is rubbed in by hand to give it the finished look of hardwood. The sling seats are for easy rocking but perfectly balanced so that there is no fear of tipping over. As an added bonus a blanket for baby's soft skin comes free with the chair. Children think these baby rocking chairs to be the best piece of furniture in the house. The design is easy for children to get in and out of it. The name of the child can be customized by special order. A matching ottoman or pouf will make the baby rocking chair set more adorable. There are other types of unique rocking chairs that are not upholstered but come in various shapes and designs. The very names speak of the look of the chair - Teddy Bear, Zoo X, Animal Cracker and Sassy Pink for girls. A detachable cradle comes with some chairs so that the little girl thrills in becoming a mum as she rocks on the chair with a doll beside her in the cradle.
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