Maloof rocker versus Brian Boggs Ladder back: Which is more comfortable

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Forum topic by grace123 posted 02-17-2015 04:28 PM 1351 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2015 04:28 PM

Several years ago my mother and father were moving to a new house. My dad put my mother’s favorite rocking chair in the back of the truck and thought it was securely tied down. The chair fell out of the truck. My dad went back to retrieve the chair, but someone beat him to it and the chair vanished forever. My dad took my mother shopping to replace her rocker. She found one similar, but not like the original.

I would like to make a rocking chair for my mother. I would like it to be the most comfortable rocker ever made, and I would like it to look good.

I have never sat in a Maloof rocker or Brian Boggs ladder back rocker or a Mission style rocker for that matter. I suspect the Mission rocker will not be the most comfortable to sit it.

I would like to make a chair with a scooped seat and back high enough to rest the head.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 05:29 PM

I like the Boggs style myself, but having never sat in one
I can’t say about comfort. Honestly I don’t see much
comfort appeal in wood-seated chairs.

To do the Boggs style you would have to get set up
to for stream bending.

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 08:40 PM

I personally think mine is the most comfortable. It’s sort of a mission style rocker. You can always add a seat cushion. Everyone who has sat in it likes it.

You’ve just have to come over and sit in it.

The only problem is how to tell you how to build it. I don’t have any sketch up plans. I guess I could draw up some.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 09:01 PM

I’ve sat on a Maloof rocker (it’s part of the Maloof Foundation tour). It’s comfy. The back is shaped to encourage good posture (it should curve to match your back) and the seat is cut to fit your bum. Of course I’m Maloof sized, so that helps!

-- Just a Duffer

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