Eva Gonzalez. Rocking Chair. March 29th , 2018.
The delicately crafted wicker weaves are welcome in most home interior themes. The classic elegance of wicker makes it look like an antique piece of furniture that has been inherited from another generation. This is the real beauty of handcrafted wicker. Whether for indoor or outdoor use, wicker has been very popular. The comfortable wicker rocking chairs are sought after by children and adults alike. Whether they are placed indoors or in a well-covered patio or porch, these pieces of furniture are spots of relaxation.
What do you think of when you think of a rocking chair? Grandpa rocking on the porch enjoying his after dinner pipe of tobacco? Maybe you get a picture of Grandma sitting by the fire knitting furiously and then falling asleep with the cat on her lap? What about a mother nursing her new born baby until the baby eventually falls to sleep (or the mother does). There is no other piece of furniture which quite evokes our memories to the same extent as the humble rocking chair, many illustrators even picture Santa Claus is a rocking chair, having forty winks before setting off back up the chimney. This chair has been an inherent part of our history and, as with so many other things has evolved a long way from its crude beginnings.
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.
Rockers are usually made of hardwood, and this makes them really durable and strong. Aside from making the rocking chairs stronger and long-lasting, hardwoods provide aesthetic value to rockers because of their beautiful colors and grain. Hardwoods' properties add flair and beauty to rocking chairs, and this adds to their design value. Adding a hardwood rocking chair carved beautifully and made with intricate designs will surely add spice to an otherwise bland room.
We can successfully divide this chair type in five different parts: the armrest, the backrest, the legs, the seat and the rocker. Of course, the rocker represents the main component that the chair features. It is placed at the base and has a curved form; this is what makes the rocking chair feature possible. The legs are the parts that connect the chair to the bottom part. These are the sustaining system and are usually shorter and more curved than the normal chair legs. The seat is the part that is supported by the chair legs. It can be either concave or flat, depending on the chair design and type. The backrest represents the section of the chair in which the occupier rests his back. This is a very important part, as it must be comfortable. This is why a quality rocking chair is advisable, you need to make sure that you are actually going to spend your time comfortably and not have to worry about back aches. The armrest is, obviously, the part where the occupier rests his arms on. These, like the back backrest, must be very comfortable. The armrests are usually placed the left and right side, so that the occupier can rest both of his arms. The armrest also has the role of making it easier for the user to exit and enter the chair. You now have the possibility to bring a few additions to your rocking chair, but these are not mandatory.
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