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Updated on May 25, 2015

A Rocker...

...would be the perfect addition to a growing family, or one that is empty nested, even.

A "rocking" rocker chair is one thing every family should have. Through the years of peacefully helping the babies get to sleep or to soothe a toddler in the night, or for sitting side by side after a long day of school, listening while your child has a chance to tell you all about it ~ two would be needed then! This is one asset worth investing in ~ it will surely become a family heirloom!

When the nest becomes empty, finally, there's time for Mom and Dad to put their feet up!

Picts by me, Bev Lemley ~ all rights reserved

Along with all those projects...

...a family can have going, there's one thing that gets overlooked...

...time to rock!

A Rockin' History!

I think it all starts in infancy! The natural rhythm of rocking a baby to sleep is as old as time itself! All it takes to soothe frayed nerves, even, is a couple of minutes and things gently fall back into place.

Everyone should have a rocker to have a few solitary moments or to enjoy a family gathering out on a patio or deck. I know if I can steal a few minutes to sit in my Granddad's rocker, I can gather a sense of peace once again.

It is unbelievable...

...the size and weight of this HUGE, GIANT ROCKING CHAIR made of cedar! A small crane has to help put it together! The woodworker's skill and patience is quite something to see! You'll be tapping your toe to the music as you watch the giant rocker lovingly come together!

Rockin'... - ...just right!

Did you know that rocking in a glider rocker with an ottoman is equivalent to walking?!

Now HERE is a Classy Man Cave Rocker! - ...Exceptionally made for comfort and durability

Carolina Chair and Table Chestnut RTA Deluxe Mission Rocker
Carolina Chair and Table Chestnut RTA Deluxe Mission Rocker

Per reviews, very sturdy, comfortable for rocking the baby to sleep, not noisy. Great for a nursery and later a mancave ~ now that's a grow with the family rocker ~ I guess you could say a rockin' value!


Troutman Rocker... - ...see and feel the difference!

Usually Moms Rock the Babies... - ...but Dad's can enjoy a rocker, too!

Does Your Father Have a Rocking Chair?

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This would be terrific! A place for side by side rocking!

Lakeland Mills CFU139 Cedar Log Glider Natural
Lakeland Mills CFU139 Cedar Log Glider Natural

Rustic for a porch and great for two!


Visit Rocking Chair Manufacturers and Showrooms... - ...see how rockers are made...

...or sing along as you rock along...

Décor Americana Fine Outdoor Furniture and Rocking Chairs showcased, their beauty shining through, on porches or by the pool ~ I envy the guests! You've definitely got a friend in Décor Americana with their sharp video!

Amish Made Cypress Porch Rocking Chair Review

Ed Rizzardi...

...of Ed Rizzardi's Woodworking and Custom Furniture tells how he became hooked on making rockers, each one made individually, and with such love I doubt it can be matched except by another skilled woodworker that has a designing knack, and pieces them together with perfection. An amazing amount of pride and craftsmanship will sell you on this top quality work of art for that perfect gift.

See what rocker...

...was commissioned to help the Great Smoky Mountains celebrate its 75th birthday. Randy Ogley, third generation crafter from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, an artisan woodworking craftsman, designed a rocker to cherish for at least 75 years! See how a handcrafted rocker is made ~ I guarantee you if you find one today, with a 75th National Parks Service tag on it, it will be worth the money, but I doubt it would be for sale!

JHE's Log Furniture Place presents and reviews the Contoured Comfort Cedar Log Rocking Chair. Visit their showroom at Log Furniture Place. There is other beautiful cedar furniture showcased as well!

Rock Away Your Troubles... - ...with these rockin' songs!

How to make an antique rocking chair...

The Science...

...of how to make a rocking chair rock!

"The Old Rocking Chair"

"The Old Rocking Chair" A beautiful video set to a very memorable story ~ a must see!

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Jesus Has a Rocking Chair... - loving memory...

Comforting words in times of loss

The Lazy Song... - Bruno Mars


There's just something about a rocking chair!

Do you have a rocking chair? - Leave a note ~ tell us your family's story about a rocking chair!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @aesta1: Where would we be without rockers?! I'm glad you have several ~ I would love to have a few more myself! Thanks for stopping by, Aesta1!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, several rocking chairs. I love them.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love rocking chairs, I rocked my babies in them. They make every home warmer.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @vineliner57: Isn't that the neatest thing?! Thanks for rockin' by! B : )

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      Hal Gall 5 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      The giant rocking chair looks pretty cool!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LittleLindaPinda: Thank you, Linda! I love a rocking chair, too ~ and thank you for your very nice, "rocking" support! I appreciate your stopping by! B : )

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I love rocking chairs for all phases of my life. What a fantastic and comfortable looking selection you gave us.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Virginia Allain: There's just something about the stories that an old rocker can tell...Thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      No rocking chair, but I've always liked vintage ones.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Oh..Thanks for the thumbs up on the wood theme! It does seem to add to the "man cave" theme, too! Thanks, Tipi! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was going to say that your lens looks nice with the wood theme. I pushed the post button by accident. LOL

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't have a rocker right now, but I have had a few. I loved rocking my babies. - That is a very nice rocker for Dad's. All of them are. Th

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @BikePro: Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such nice comments ~ and the squidlikes are awesome! Thank you! B : )

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      Graeme 5 years ago

      Man caves are important! In my little apartment I can only dream of having room for a rocker. Nice article!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @bilafond lm: Thank you, Bilafond, for visiting and for the nice comments ~ and for the squidlike, too! They say that a rocking chair is actually good exercise! Thank you for your kind visit! B : )

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      I like to rock with out the rocking chair, but my wife she loves them. I need to get one now. Thank, and a good lens indeed

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      Mark Shearman 5 years ago from Alicante Spain

      No I'm hammock person, not as dignified or relaxing - would like have ago at making a rocking chair, thanks for the great lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I think rocking chairs are awesome and everyone should have at least once :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I'd like to have one - and this is a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing! :)