Yes, timber furniture used to prominently feature the rocking chair; and it was a star for many decades in homes around the globe. The United States, if not the original creator of the rocking chair was where it grew to super stardom in the furniture stakes. It was a feature of folk furniture in homes all over North America; rocking babies and grandparents to sleep on porches everywhere. We used to have a purple wooden rocking chair in the living room of the home I grew up in. I rocked out in that chair, as it made its groove in the white sheep skin rug beneath it.
Wooden It Be Good: Timber Furniture Rocks
You can still buy wooden rocking chairs today. I even saw a few examples during my last visit to IKEA. The rocking chair will be a timeless part of the furniture narrative forever, I would venture. Rocking toys may have dropped off in popularity of late, but the child who graduates from rocking horse to rocking chair is guaranteed to rock out in later life, I reckon. Wooden furniture in Sydney still counts the rocking chair among its worthy brethren.
I remember a wicked film, which I saw when I was a boy, about a child who rode his rocking horse in a frenzy and would receive the names of the winners for all the horseraces happening the next day. I picture the writer of that screenplay, as someone who enjoyed a regular flutter on the gee gees. It must have been an exciting and desirable imagining within the author’s mind. I can still picture that small boy whipping his rocking horse to the finishing line in a feverish frenzy; it was pre-orgasmic in intensity.
Wooden it be good: Timber furniture rocks bedrooms and lounge rooms all over Australia. There is still a big place for wood in our lives; we love it. The touch of it and the smell of it are all conducive to good living. Varnished timber does more than strike a pose, it complements our existence. Be they tables, chairs or beds, wooden furniture plays an important part in our lives. Trees and their link to human beings can never be underestimated; despite the fact that we still chop too many of them down. Remember the next time that you reach out to stroke a table top or leg, catch yourself in the act and contemplate the connection.