Watch the world go by from this durable porch rocking chair. Crafted from solid acacia wood, this red-stained rocker offers you a comfortably stylish spot to repose. Get several and share iced tea on the front porch with your neighbors....more
I ordered two of the rocking chairs for my deck . They're very nice looking, big and heavy - there's nothing skimpy about them. The assembly was relatively easy. The only "but", and it's a big one, is that they're just not real comfortable. You probably won't want to sit and rock for hours. The back of the chair curves in the wrong place, not just for me but my friends and family have said the same thing. I've bought cushions for the seats which might help by changing where my back hits the chair... And they look so good we decided to keep them and use them as extra seating.
The chair is very nice. Strong and heavy wood, but the instructions were not very clear. I thought the screws that came with the chair were too short, but my teenage son figured out how the end piece on the screw fit into the chair so that the screws were long enough. If it had not been for him, I would have given up putting the chair together. I would have given the chair five stars if it had not been for the instructions. Other than that, the chair is beautiful and just what I wanted.
I just received two patio rockers and I simply love them. They look exactly as pictured on the website and were very easy to assemble. I was impressed with the weight and durability of the rockers as well. I highly recommend this product. Overstock.com, thusfar, is 2 for 2 in quality satisfaction in our house. Last year's Gazebo was a big hit and now these rockers are a wonderful addition to our "outdoor room." Thanks Overstock!
I bought this idenitcal rocker at a club member store a few years ago. It's withstood the test of time & seasons beautifully. I love this rocker so much I bought 2 more from Overstock.com. It is easy to assemble and is very sturdy. I reccomend applying a wood seal if used outside.
Received rocker today. My 18-year-old son assembled. No problems except some holes did not match up. He had to drill new ones. Wood condition not good. Lots of dings, scratches even splintered pieces. Darn thing is made in Vietnam. I am going to keep it because it will be too much trouble to return. Need to sand down rough edges etc. Don't bother with this rocker. It's not worth the money.
Have searched for porch rocking chairs, bought these because of the size and the color. ARGH! My husband and I spent 2 hours putting 2 chairs together and that doesn't include the time at the hardware store getting more bolts because there weren't enough. One of the boxes came smashed with a large hole, so probably a bolt fell through that. But entire contents was slightly damaged. We had been waiting for a couple of weeks and were too impatient to send it back. I think the last person to buy this chair tried to put it together and did send it back and we got the damaged goods. Chairs were made in Vietnam. China might have done better. Oh well, won't feel bad if it falls off the porch. Just won't order another even though they are comfortable enough.
The chair didn't fit together. Pieces did not fit together-and were broken. It took hours to fix it, and in the end I had to use crazy glue jell to set the nails. I would have sent it back but that would have been to hard by that point .DON'T BUY THIS CHAIR
If you've ever yearned to hone your carpentry skills, order a couple of these gems and your set. First you'll probably notice a couple of minor split pieces. If you've got some good waterproof wood glue, get it out and put them back in place. If not, go get some, you'll want it for the rest of the job. While you're there, get a wood chisel if you don't own one-now's a good time to learn, right?
Once they're out of the box, you'll notice that it's actually pretty decent wood, and is better than your typical furniture in a box. Assembly starts with using three small screws to attach the back brace to the seat. Don't tighten the screws all the way yet. Add some wood glue along the joint. that joint will hold a lot longer. Now you line up the back and seat and put them on a side rail. Again, glue in the joints is your friend. These are not panels you want to have some give, these need to be solid.
Before you add the glue though, test fit the joints. I had one tenon cut to long, and one too narrow. Luckily I do own a wood chisel and a couple of taps later, all was well. Now that it's test fit and ready, take the panels loose, add glue to the joints, put them back together, and use the toggle type bolts to snug them up. Now repeat for the other side frame. Now add the rockers. Again, test first, trim if needed, then glue and screw. These are a little fussy to do-if you can get it to counter height, laying on its side, with the rocker you're attaching on the bottom side, hanging over the edge, it'll go pretty quickly. Have a narrow magnet ready too, in case you have to fish one of the "nuts" out of the hole.
Now you're done...unless you want to use it outside, then you've got to decide. Polyurethane, Spar Varnish, or just let it weather?
All in all, it wasn't that tough to do, and they do feel fairly solid.
As noted by a couple of other reviewers
1-they aren't that comfortable-buy cushions
2-they're good sized. The weight limit is 275, and that's about the biggest person who will be comfortable in them.
3-If they'd put some darn PLUGS in there to fill in the holes left by the screws, it would improve the quality 500 percent.
Seriously, this thing is three dollars (plugs and a bottle of glue) away from being a great product.
Hello glenny52709, other customers have reviewed these as being very sturdy and have suggested to apply a wood stain if they are going to be used outdoors. I hope this helps you. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 24, 2013
In my opinion no, but that is what I'm using it for! I would seal to assure years of use!pvconsumer on Jul 9, 2013
No. Rain water entering the holes for the fasteners will significantly shorten its lifewill2063 on Jul 18, 2013
Are you able to say if this chair is made with, mortar and tenon construction to add quality and strength ?pinetop12 on Apr 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Sort of. The rockers have mortise and tenon joints, as does the seat. But they're not true tight fit mortise and tenon joints. They're supplemented by a through bolt and nut on each one. I just assembled two, and the fit is not all that tight. It does seem fairly solid, but this is not furniture you pass down to your kids.handymanjd on Oct 24, 2013
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