The wonder of a rocking chair! Something about sitting in this old fashioned favorite seems to slow time, and bring about an atmosphere reminiscent of happy afternoons-turned-evenings spent sipping iced tea on front porches while visiting with family and friends. A rocking chair offers a reprieve from the quick pace of daily life and takes anyone lucky enough to find a seat in one back to simpler times. It is the sound of neighborhood children playing, the sight of fireflies dancing through the sky at dusk, the smell of honeysuckle drifting through warm summer air, and the taste of your grandmother’s peach ice cream on your tongue. It’s the warmth, comfort, and familiarity of home no matter where you are.
Although sometimes you discover that something is missing in a rocking chair as soon as you take a seat. Maybe the seat is too high or the back is pitched at the wrong angle. Perhaps your arms don’t rest comfortably, or you find yourself shifting around to find the right place to sit. The rock may be squeaky or the frame flimsy. Sometimes the rocker refuses to rock at all. Instead of finding respite, you are confronted with the disappointment of a lost opportunity to relax.
So, what is it that makes a truly exceptional rocking chair?
At McKinnon and Harris, our quest to design the perfect rocking chair began with two fundamental elements – comfort and performance. While comfort is essential, performance ensures that comfort will last, and the chair you’ve created memories in will endure for generations. A rocker that will not only hear your stories, but will hear the stories your grandchildren tell about you.
A perfect rocking chair should support your whole body, perfectly pitching you in an angle where pressure leaves your back and a feeling of weightlessness is achieved. Through months of sit testing with friends and family in our Richmond, Virginia workshop, we have refined each component of our rocking chairs to ensure a comfortable seat for every height.
We are committed to building outdoor furniture to last without exception in even the most aggressive climates. You can rest assured that our rocking chairs will be there for you for many years to come.
A perfect rocking chair connects the past with the present and will last long into the future. View our Rocking Chairs.