A rocking chair price is determined by the cost and difficulty of working the wood, plus any extras such as carvings. I will use most any quality hardwood that the customer wishes, that is suitable for chair building. Please, call for the price of a rocker made from a wood not listed here.
You can order by contacting me via phone, email, or in person.
A deposit might be required if the rocker has some special requirements or needs alterations. The deposit if required will be clearly defined at the time of ordering.
After an order is placed I will send you an invoice clearly stating all charges. If shipping is necessary I will provide a good faith estimate. If you paid a deposit, a receipt will be sent to you. All through the process of ordering, building and shipping I will keep you up to date on the status of your rocker. As it is constructed you will receive digital pictures of the rocker at various stages. When it has been completed final payment will be required. Final payment in guaranteed funds are due upon notification of completion and delivery. Guaranteed funds are cashier's check or cash. If a personal check is used it must be received and have time to clear the bank before delivery is scheduled. If I deliver the rocker then final payment can be made at delivery if you wish.
Some of my customers travel to Harrison, Arkansas, or Branson, Missouri to pick up their rockers. We're only 30 miles south of Branson. I will personally deliver the chairs if you are in the north west Arkansas, or Southern Missouri area. If however, I'm traveling through your part of the country it is possible that I could deliver the rocker. I often travel to art shows and sometimes my customers receive them this way. Either way I will discuss this at the time of ordering.
If however, a rocker is to be shipped, a special crate must be built for it. This crate is usually shipped freight via common carrier, usually FEDEX. Shipping costs vary depending on several factors and will be quoted as quickly as possible during the ordering process. A charge of $150 will be added to the common carrier's quote to cover the expense of the special crate. When shipped I will insure the rocker, deliver it to the terminal and then monitor its arrival until its arrived safely at your destination.
I fill orders as quickly as I can, however I do not hurry. Each rocker or piece of furniture is given the time if deserves to develop into a cherished heirloom. So, essentially, the time it takes for you to receive your rocker depends on the number of orders I have in process before you.
Sam Maloof had a policy he called, "Babies Don't Wait". Sam applies this to the beautiful cradles and rockers he once built. I try to do the same thing with the rockers. If a rocker is ordered due to the expected arrival of a new member of the family, I'll try to juggle the work and produce the rocker sooner than normal.
My privacy statement is simple. No information that you give to me will ever be given to anyone else in any form without your permission.
How is the price determined for a rockers?
The price of my rockers depend on several factors. First, the type of wood used, its hardness and availability in the premium grades. The harder and more difficult to work, the more hours spent in finishing. Second, if adjustments are needed, such as being built taller, shorter, wider, etc, they take more time to implement. Third, will the chair have to be shipped or can it be delivered? This depends on where you live and when you want the rocker. Sometimes, I'm traveling to a city for a show or some event and I can simply deliver the chair for a nominal charge, else it will have to be shipped. Folks sometimes are traveling through and may want to pickup a rocker.
Since the rockers are sometimes custom made the rockers vary, but, roughly the rockers are 46" high, 30" wide at the arms, and the rockers are about 48" long.
Yes, they can. However, I find the basic designs accommodates folks from under 5 ft. in height to almost 6 ft. 6 inches. If your taller or shorter I can adjust the chair. Sometimes there is an additional charge for such work but most adjustments can be made. I can also adjust for a person who has had a knee replaced or someone who has trouble exiting a normal rocker.
No! These rockers are made from 2 inch solid stock. I search for the very best Walnut, Cherry, or other woods. The other materials that is used are hardwood dowels, and stainless steel screws at some of the joints. The rockers are strips of thin wood to provide "springiness" and strength but its not veneer.
Thanks for noticing! Yes, I can implement a woodcarving on the chair. Actually, the secret to building this chair is that it is basically a very large woodcarving. We would have to discuss and refine the design. But, I've learned that walnut and cherry are both excellent carving woods and such things as initials, country scenes, etc., can be added for an additional charge.
The weight varies a bit by the species of wood used but roughly about 60 to 75 lbs.
No, I use polyurethane for a finish. I'm not opposed to staining them, however, I like the natural grain and colors of the select hardwoods to show through. All woods will take on a patina after time and stain in my opinion ruins this. Cherry for instance will turn to a beautiful dark red color over time.
Yep! Please contact me if you see something other than sculpted rockers that you would like to have in your home or office. We can work out the details and I can provide a price. If you want something that's not on the website ask me because I've probably made it at sometime in my life and maybe I can again!