|Project by KenMenard||posted 08-03-2011 12:34 AM||3568 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
This rocker was my Great Grandmother’s folding rocking chair. She would rock my grandmother in this rocker. My mother was going to get rid of it if nobody wanted it…so I took it and refurnished. It had 7 layers of paint everywhere when I started the project.
I removed the asbestos tile that was on the chair (used as a seat) and put back the type of wicker seat it probably had on it at one time.
Many of you have been asking to see a photo of it folded up, so I have tried to get a photo that would do it justice. It is kind of hard to fold it up partially and take a photo at the same time. I finally laid it down on it’s side on the floor to capture how it folds up. I hope it helps.
You lift on the seat and the back support of the rocker folds down onto the rocking rails…then the back folds down on the rocking rails too. (As seen in the picture next to my piano).
-- Ken Menard, Charlotte, NC, www.kenmenard.com