This good old-fashioned southern porch rocker has become famously known as the Kennedy Rocker because President Kennedy so loved his rocker and took it with him everywhere. You can read more on the history of this comfortable rocker by clicking here
The secret of this chair's comfort lies in the shrewdly planned steam-bent curve of the back post, which sweep in to give firm support to the sitter's back, and yet carry his weight down to the exact point on the rockers where they contact the floor. This makes for perfect, restful balance. Many physicians recognize the healthful influence of rocking chair sitting as an aid to circulation and as a reliever of tension.
The rocker is shaped, steam-bent, and assembled while still green to a tried and true design. There are no unnecessary frills - every part is functional - even the knobs atop the back posts have their use as a place to tie a back cushion. The seat and back offer firmness and natural spring through the use of tightly woven Malaysian rattan. The woven cane seat is replaceable should anything ever happen to damage it.
Now available in three wood stain finishes. Pictured above, the Village Oak on left, and Harvest Oak shown on right are for indoor use only. The Harvest Oak stain is a slightly darker finish than the Village Oak to coordinate with more traditional furnishings. Also available in the standard Natural Clear Finish. This rocker is recommended only for indoor use because of the cane seat and back.
Our rocker prices includes residential or commercial shipping to US states in the Eastern or Central time zones. There is a $100 surcharge for rocker orders to eleven Mountain and Pacific time zone states due to ever increasing freight rates. This surcharge does not apply to orders of THREE OR MORE rockers to the same address. The shipping surcharge applies to AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, OR, WA, WY.
Shipped fully assembled, just take it out of the box and enjoy! Most orders take two to three weeks to ship. Shipping transit time is an additional 2 to 7 days depending on your address. You can read more about shipping on our FAQ page.
Standard Finish: Natural Clear Finish
Deluxe Handrubbed Stain Finish $10 additional: Village Oak, Harvest Oak
Unfinished: $10 less
Cane seat 22½" wide by 17" deep
Seat height 16½"
Arms are 4" wide
Posts made from 2½" stock
Overall height is 43"
Weight: 30 lbs
All wood parts are solid US Red Oak.
Indonesian cane now woven in North Carolina.