Jodie Gilmore. Rocking Chair. February 19th , 2018.
The older models of rocking chairs featured very high backs and thin slats. They were hand carved from quality wood. Antique rocking chairs are worth a great deal of money. The Gungstol and the Windsor were both introduced in the 1700's, today they are worth thousands of dollars depending on the shape they are in as well as the type of materials used. The early 1800's saw the introduction of rocking chairs that didn't have arms. They were well received by people who found them much easier to get in and out of. It was also easier to share the rocking chair with someone else. However, many people loved the first design, so the arm rocking chairs continued to be manufactured as well. Around the 1840's, rocking chairs began being made with machines rather than by hand. The Salem rocking chair was introduced at this time, featuring a lower back.
Those clever design people at Fisher Price certainly understand the true value of rocking and how comforting and relaxing the motion actually is. That's why they have such a great range of baby rockers, if you don't have the time to sit and rock the baby yourself, then let the baby rock in his very own baby rocker, he'll be peacefully snoring in no time at all. They have a great selection of baby rockers which are even suitable for newborns and then can be adapted as the baby grows and gets that little bit older and more ready to play, with various toys which can be attached and all help to keep infants happy while they rock.
The origin of the rocking chair is unknown but the first ones we do know of originated in England in the early 1700's and were made near Windsor Castle in Berkshire (which lies about a 20 minute drive away from Heathrow Airport) hence the name 'Windsor Rocker'. In all probability it came about through watching the therapeutic effect of gently rocking a baby in it's cradle, so why not do the same for adults? England was not the only country to have the rocker at that time, Sweden had another form around 1740 called the 'Gungstol', which just means rocking chair. These originally had 6 legs and were traditionally painted black with gold outlines. A four legged version became popular in the 1800's
Despite the broad range of rocking, all of them are appreciated by people of all age categories. An individual may buy them at furniture stores, retail stores, or receive them as presents. Some producers specialize in creating traditional rocking chairs the information about which may be found in the internet. There are a lot of websites offering rocking not only for grown-ups but also for children in the shape of a motorcycle, a horse or a swan.
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.
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