Rocking chairs are best when it comes to parenting because of having a gentle motion that soothe children. In fact, grown-ups are also in love with these chairs because of the soft movement that provides faster sleep than remaining stationary. There are a few essential types of rocking chairs, each built with different materials or designed in a specific style.
The most common forms of these chairs include Danish Modern, Mission and plush. The commonly used materials during construction include wicker, wood, and PVC, with some pads of leather, vinyl, or fabrics. There is a variety of rocking chairs and these include those that are mounted on a platform hence called platform rockers. Others have swinging supporters thus known as gliders.
A traditional rocking chair moves backward and forward on their curved legs. The classic one is built using two bent wood that is attached to one side of the bottom legs of the chair. The design maintains two places of contact with the floor while evenly designed rockers ensure perfect balance and keep the rocking motion. The unsophisticated wooden rockers are less expensive, almost built in the same style and they are firm and durable. The chairs lack moving parts thus minimizing the breakage.
Glider Rocking Chair.
A glider rocker operates from a sturdy base with back and a seat that moves backward and forward on a flat plane rather than in an arc. These chairs come with cushions and the soft padded textile covering cloth. The extended range of gliding motion occupies less space as compared to the traditional one and is more comfortable to both toddlers and adults.The rockers also have mechanical complexity on the downside hence making it more expensive than the traditional one.
Platform Rocking Chairs.
Platform rockers operate from a firm and stable platform. The technique means that their legs remain static or stationary on the ground while the seat and back rock back and forth through a sturdy mechanism. Many of the platform chairs come with different cushions and upholstery.
The spring rockers swing backward and forward in an arc motion like the traditional rockers but use mounted springs to move. These elastic devices are put inside the box at the base of the chair; hence they are not exposed to pets or catching one’s fingers. They are less expensive and durable than glider chairs. They also have standard upholstery and pads thus costly.
Spring and glider rocking chairs can have swivel mechanism added to allow second rocking movement. The technique brings about flexibility and more comfort for the person despite the fact that it makes the chair more complex.
Reclining Rocking Chairs
Some spring and glider rocker have reclining feature. By releasing a catch, an individual reclines the back of the chair to either one or more comfortable position. Releasing the clamp disables the reclining feature hence preventing overbalancing backward or leaning too far from the chair. The feature makes the chair flexible and more comfortable but decreases its durability.
The outdoor rocking chairs with porch gliders consist of materials that are designed to persist weather and harsh environment. The chairs bring more comfort and pleasure of rocking to the patio and porch. Rocking chairs are an impressive addition to any parent who is expecting newborn. They are also essential to a person who enjoys physical, emotional, and mental health of rocking therapy.
Despite their prolonged history, rocking chairs remain the classic image of relaxation and leisure for many people. In fact, the different styles of these chairs soothe and offers more comfort, and they are durable due to the unique materials used during construction.