Wooden Rocking Chairs

For Your Front Porch

Wooden rocking chairs are soothing and nurturing. Dave is an avid rocker and I cannot remember a time when we didn't have at least one rocking chair.

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I remember buying him a rocking chair at Woolworth department store the first Christmas we were married.


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Just as you would have a comfortable rocker in your living room or baby's nursery, your porch deserves several nice rockers, too. Add some rocking chair cushions to keep your backside happy.

A wood rocking chair can last a long time and may become an heirloom for generations to come.


Did you know that come in many types of woods? Like Brazilian cherry, red cedar, walnut, oaks, mahogany, maple, wicker, and teak.

They range of styles is wide, too: Windsor, slat back, Adirondack, Dixie, Kennedy, and Sutton. Perhaps the most famous of all is the Boston rocker.

The chair back and arm rests were often done in gold paint and are sought after by collectors.


Wooden Rocking Chair Options

Mary and I discovered an amazing variety of wood porch rocking chairs on Amazon.com - here are a few we thought you'd enjoy seeing to give you ideas for your own porch or home.

Enjoy a peaceful day, afternoon, or evening in this wood rocking chair on your porch or patio. Its wide seat is perfect for people of all sizes to enjoy.


Acacia wood rocking chair with cushion on patio at Amazon.com
Porch perfect wooden rocking chair - available on Amazon.com (affiliate)
I really love this wicker an eucalyptus all weather rocking chair- sure to become an heirloom to handed down for many years.


beautiful ecalyptus wood rocking chair with wicker seat on patio
Wicker and ecalyptus wood rocker - available on Amazon.com (affiliate)
With mortise and tenon construction, this rocker will last a long time. Add this to your porch or patio for instant curb appeal - and comfort too.


red Bentley rocking chair on patio
Bentley porch rocking chair in red - available on Amazon.com (affiliate)
A Bentley rocking chair is constructed to last a long time and it amazingly beautiful. Add sophistication and comfort to your porch.


two sophisticated wood rocking chairs with throws on front porch
Heavy weighted straight back rocking chairs - available on Amazon.com (affiliate)
These are but a very few of the many porch rocking chairs you have at your fingertips; see more on Amazon.com (affiliate).


Custom Made Wood Rocking Chairs

If you enjoy a good rocking chair, enjoy woodworking, or want an heirloom piece, take a look at some really fantastic handmade rockers made by Bill Lindau.


Hand-crafted rocking chair by Bill Lindau


A Short History Lesson About Wood Rockers

The wooden rocking chair is an American invention although no one knows exactly who invented it.


Colorful Gatlinburg wooden rockers

Many believe it to be Benjamin Franklin; however, documentation suggests that furniture maker William Savery built it at least as early as 1774.

Early wooden rockers were known as carpet cutters because of the damage done to carpets by repeated rocking in the same location.



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