Rocking Chair / March 12, 2018 / Jodie Gilmore
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.
A rocking chair is divided into five parts: the rocker, the seat, the legs, the backrest, and the armrests. The rocker is the most important feature of the rocking chair. It is the base of the chair that is formed into a curve. This curved appearance of the rocker makes the rocking of the chair possible. It allows the occupier of the chair to swing back and forth. It is carefully produced to accomplish a smooth swaying of the chair. The parts of the rocking chair which connects the rocker to the rest of the chair are the legs. The four vertical legs act as the chair's support system. They are normally shorter than the legs of ordinary chairs because they are designed to affix to the rockers. The legs of a rocking chair are usually carved with different designs. The part of the rocking chair that is directly supported by the legs is called the seat. It is either a flat or a concave surface that supports the occupier's bottom. If the seat is responsible for the support of the occupier's bottom, the backrest is the one responsible for the support of the occupier's back. For additional ease and relaxation, the backrest of a rocking chair is made to be a bit bended. The last part of the rocking chair are the armrests. Armrests come in doubles: one in the left and one in the right. As its name suggests, the armrests primarily function as a place to rest the arms. Aside from supporting the forearms, the armrests also make it easy for the occupier to enter or exit the chair. The addition of armrests into contemporary rocking chairs is optional.
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