Do You appreciate beautiful hardwood furniture built by craftsmen to last for generations?
Are You seeking just the right rocking chair or glider-rocker to delight Your family?
If so, read this Furniture Buyers Guide To Heirloom Quality Rocking Chairs & Glider-Rockers
Mennonite Furniture Studios Hardwood Rocking Chair Guide – Download FREE e-Book
Amish Heritage Colonial Acorn Gliding-Rocking Chair
Amish Heritage Colonial 4-Post Gliding-Rocking Chair
Gliding Ottomans available separately
Amish Heritage Colonial Daisy Gliding Rocking Chair with Footrest
Amish Heritage Colonial 4-Post Gliding Rocking Chair with Footrest
Wide Choice Of Finishes & Fabrics
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Understand which features You should demand and which ones You should avoid in order to get the best value from Your next quality rocking chair or glider-rocker purchase:
A Comfortable Seat: A rocking chair should be built for hours of comfortable relaxation. Look for a comfortably contoured hardwood seat and reject any chair that looks pretty but will not be comfortable. Avoid any rocking chair or glider-rocker that tends to dump you out of it on the forward movement.
Look Underneath The Seat: Is this furniture piece nicely finished underneath? If the bottom side is poorly finished, or otherwise ugly, this means that the manufacturer has “cut corners” to save money wherever possible. This is a sure sign that other chair components and / or the finish are also likely to be sub-standard, and this particular piece represents a poor “investment” that will degrade and become problematic in use.
Avoid Weak Arms: Rocking Chair or Glider-Rocker Arms must be strongly supported. Look for 3 arm support posts on each side (rather 2). As with back posts & spindles, side arm posts should penetrate right through the seat for maximum strength. Avoid any chair which does not comply with these guidelines because you can be sure that costs will also have been cut in other places too.
Try Our Motion Test For Symmetry: Properly selected hardwoods will not twist or deform Your rocking chair after manufacture. The rocker runners should be sufficiently even that the rocker does not “walk” across the floor when in motion. Additionally, rocking chairs should never feel unstable in use – like they “want to” tip over. Avoid any chair that feels unstable. Our craftsmen particularly enjoy quality testing every chair by actually rocking in it before it can be accepted for delivery to You!
Avoid Finishes That Are Not Guaranteed To Be Water Resistant: A quality finish will protect the natural beauty of Your chair for future generations to enjoy. A finish that cannot withstand water and common household chemicals is also likely to wear off easily with use.
Insist On Solid Hardwood Throughout: Beware of the terms “all wood”, “solid all wood”, and “veneers” Avoid soft tropical woods and particleboard components that will split or crack when subjected to weight.
Avoid Poor Gliding Mechanisms: Beware of short gliding arms and inferior bearings on Glider-Rockers. If the glider exhibits sideways play in the mechanism, You will need several replacements before Your baby is grown! Gliders should rock on their gliding mechanisms, not in their “solid” joints!
Amish ‘Classic’ Furniture Piece
A ‘Reproduction Antique’, faithfully following a distinct and premier antique furniture piece. Mennonite Furniture Studios ‘Classic’ Furniture remains exactly true to the original furniture form and style, using the original joinery techniques.
Compared to the master piece, use of modern glues and finishes enhances quality, and selected components may deploy a minor increase in wood thickness in order to address a known weak point in the original design.
Mennonite Furniture Studios Amish ‘Classic’ Furniture pieces are actually of higher quality, and are more durable and easily maintained, than the antique masterpieces that they are modeled upon.
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Amish ‘Classic’ American Heirloom Furniture
Fan-Back Arm (Comb-Back) Rocking Chair (left)
& Sack-Back Arm Rocking Chair (right)
Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture Piece
A Masterful Adaptation of a distinct and premier antique furniture piece, with some alteration to increase both functionality and durability
Compared to the original piece, use of modern glues and finishes enhances quality. Variations in both joinery techniques and wood thickness enhance strength and durability. Adjustment of the original form and style improve functionality.
Mennonite Furniture Studios Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture pieces are actually of higher quality and more durable, requiring less maintenance, and offering enhanced functionality, compared to the original furniture pieces that they are modeled upon.
Uncompromised Beauty, Functionality, Durability, and Value
The Quality Rocking Chairs of yesteryear were built to last by caring men who thoroughly understood their tools, materials and craft.
Today, our Mennonite & Amish furniture makers undergo a long apprenticeship to develop keen eyes and skilled hands, and these expert craftsmen are dedicated to unhurriedly building furniture the right way – offering exceptional value without compromise!