Rocking Chair / April 30, 2018 / Ashlee Meyers
Those who already own a rocker or two don't need to be told of the wonders of this humble type of furniture, but for those of us who have yet to make a rocker a part of our lives, we might benefit from a little information regarding rockers. The first thing to know is that there are rockers to suit all people, even those who find rockers a little hazardous due to the potential for crushed toes (these people will want to go with a glider rocking chair). Wooden rocking chairs are the most popular rockers by far, but there are also wicker rocking chairs as well as plastic rocking chairs. Most people will prefer natural materials, but artificial ones like resin wicker and plastic can make good outdoor rocking chairs that are better able to cope with direct sunlight, rain, etc. When buying a rocker, make sure to get a good feeling for the chair by sitting in it and just rocking for a while.
The first thing coming to mind when thinking of a rocking chair is a loving mother tenderly rocking her baby to sleep or an elderly man dozing on the porch while observing the sunset. The first rocking chairs were created in the 1700's with the intention of assisting people to fall asleep through relaxation, remove back pain for the elderly people and pregnant women, and calm down crying babies. Nowadays, this kind of a chair is extremely popular, used mostly for relaxation and lessening stress. The greater part of contemporary rocking is made with fine woods; that's the reason they serve hundreds of years.
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