This good old-fashioned southern 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 wide arms make this rocker a perfect chair for nursing and feeding babies.
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 Indonesian cane. The woven cane seat is replaceable should anything ever happen to damage it. This rocker is recommended only for indoor use because of the cane seat and back.
Manufacturer's Recommended Care of Cane Rockers (pdf).
Take a look at our large selection of indoor, outdoor, and special order cushion sets for this rocker!
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
Approximate Stationary Footprint: 28"W x 32.5" D
All wood parts are solid hardwoods incl. US Red or White Oak
Indonesian cane now woven in North Carolina.
Shipped fully assembled, packed one per carton. Due to the size of the cartons rockers are shipped and delivered via tractor trailer freight trucks. Please print and read our shipping terms and conditions.
Our rocker prices include US residential or commercial shipping to *most addresses 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. Read more about shipping on our shipping page.
*Please note: Some shipping addresses in the US incur a substantial shipping surcharge due to their location such as when a ferry would be required for delivery, or the rockers are to be delivered to an address in a major metropolitan city such as New York City. If your address is one that would incur such a surcharge and where we would suffer a loss over and above the sales price we will notify you and you can either agree to pay the extra shipping charges, agree to an alternate shipping address, or cancel your order.
Standard Finish: Natural Clear Finish
Deluxe Handrubbed Stain Finish $30 additional: Village Oak, Harvest Oak
Unfinished: $10 less
Natural cane products are recommended for indoor use only.
View larger samples of the finish choices by clicking on the small samples below. Please note that these colors are close approximations to the actual colors. Due to monitor variations and natural variations in the wood itself, the actual colors may vary from what you see here.