Walnut Rocking Chairs
If you aren't pleased with a walnut rocking chair for any reason,
you may return it for a full refund, and we will pay the return shipping.
Walnut wood has a classic dark brown color with purple or red casts. Our walnut is not steamed and we do not stain it. Steaming dulls the purples and reds. Staining muddies the depths. Many species of wood are stained "walnut", but nothing from a can rivals the color of natural walnut enlivened by an oil finish.
It is a challenge to match the figure of walnut into the form of the chair. The resulting compositions tend to be slightly unruly — refined but idiosyncratic. Character marks typically found in our walnut rocking chairs include dark mineral streaks, iridescence, and very small, tight knots. (Click for more information about Walnut).
R. was awed! A gorgeous work of art. She eyed the rocker from across the room, then closed the distance slowly circling, taking in the beautiful lines and outstanding craftsmanship. She moved the rocker into a shaft of sunlight and slowly rocked the chair watching the grain and finish of the seat — the walnut shimmered like a highly polished tiger eye gemstone. Carefully she checked the underside of the chair and was delighted to find it signed and numbered. Then, she eased into the chair, slowly she relaxed, and a smile crossed her face — ear to ear. The seat was wide and full, the headrest perfect, the arms were just right for her, the edge of the seat didn't cut into her legs, and her feet were comfortably on the floor. The chair is just her size!
Gary, you made her very happy, thank you!
I'm not sure how you figured everything out, but you did . . . the chair fits me like a glove! R. is 5'6" and I'm 6'1". All I can say is "It's magic"!
We love our rocker!
Thanks for everything,
D. and R.
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