A handsome heavyweight, the Franklin rocking chair from Oxford Garden Designs will provide years of comfortable seating. With its gently curved seat and seatback, the chair cradles the sitter and is reassuringly supportive. Its also generous in its dimensions, with a wide seat, ample armrests, and a notably high seatback. Crafted from shorea wood, a weighty, teak-like semihardwood from Indonesia, the chair is highly resistant to rot and the elements. It also ages well, weathering to a soft, warm gray or maintaining its original color with periodic applications of teak oil. Like other Oxford Garden Designs pieces, the rocker is constructed with sturdy mortise and tenon joinery. The density and weight of the wood add to the stability of the construction. The chair measures 27 by 32 by 43-3/4 inches and requires basic assembly. Oxford Garden's pre-assembly steps simplify the process. --Emily Bedard
The Franklin Rocking Chair combines a truly proud, historic look with modern styling touches and our "dependable as morning sunrise" craftsmanship to offer beauty and incredible comfort that lasts a lifetime.