Rocking Chair / April 30, 2018 / Ashlee Meyers
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.
If it is wood outdoor rocking chairs that you are after then jumping online and browsing the online stores is the perfect way to find exactly what you're looking for. A lawn or patio is a place to relax with family and having the perfect seating is important especially for those sunsets. A wood outdoor rocking chair adds to the setting, whether it is with a single chair or the bench chair. Cypress or Chippendale rocking chairs will give your patio an elegance while keeping the intimate appearance. The outdoor rocking chair will add to the wood patio furniture you already have by adding a bit of relaxation to the atmosphere.
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