Custom Rocking Chairs
The custom rocking chairs I build are functional art that are hand-made to your specifications and available in a variety of exquisite, figured hardwoods and sizes. The overall design is both functional and elegant; from the coopered headrest to the long sweeping rockers, every joint, surface, and detail is sensual and pleasing to the eye. In a roomful of furniture, a hand sculpted, custom rocking chair immediately becomes the focal point exhibiting a level of quality and craftsmanship which is quickly fading in our fast paced world. My work is all about quality and excellence and I would love the opportunity to collaborate with you to create a fine, handmade, wooden rocking chair that will last you for generations.
A big feature of my custom rocking chairs are the flexible back braces that are exceedingly comfortable. They not only conform to the shape of your back providing excellent lumbar support, but they also flex and rotate as you turn in the chair, gently cradling your lower back. Every human back is different and the "self adjusting" nature of the back braces sets them apart from almost all other custom made rocking chairs with the exception of Hal Taylor's. He was the person who taught me how to make chairs and is also the inventor of these unique back braces . The support they provide is excellent and especially good for people with bad backs and mothers with newborns. When my own back "goes out", my rocker is the chair of choice at home. People come in different sizes and so should their rocking chairs. I have made custom chairs for people as short as 4'10" and as tall as 6'8". I can also make armless custom chairs for musicians and quilters; just call. I also offer the option of building your own rocking chair in my shop under my direction. Please visit my other rocking chairs site for many other photos: More rocking chairs
The Herald Homestyle Magazine: “Each chair is a work of art.”
Jack Perkins, PBS, A Gulf Coast Journal: “Stunning sculpture.”
Sarasota Homes and Lifestyles: “The ultimate in functional art.”
Sarasota Magazine: “Graceful lines and perfect proportions.”
Garden & Gun: "Next level porch-sitting."
Forbes FYI: “Works of very comfortable art.”
SRQ Magazine: “The Bentley of rocking chairs.”
Parker Converse Rocking Chairs 1781 Mellon Way Sarasota, FL 34232 Tel: 941-232-5434 Email