Canterbury Shaker Rocker - unassembled and unfinished kit
After a decade or more hiatus, we're excited to return the Canterbury Rocker to production!
The best known of all Shaker chairs is the so-called "slat back" or straight chair from the Canterbury, New Hampshire community, dating to about 1850. Chairs of this type were made by the Shakers with the intent that they would be used in the community (unlike the chairs produced at the Mt. Lebanon, New York Shaker chair factory for sale to the "World's people"). The tall back posts with their delicately rounded finials and the smooth curved slats give it a look of grace and beauty.
We make the Canterbury Rocker in hard maple, carefully turned and fitted. Dimensions (approx.): height of back 42"; height of seat 17"; width 18 3/4". depth 24".
Shown in clear maple (admittedly in a very old photo!) with a hand-rubbed oil and wax finish; woven in 1" Olive chair tape in a checkerboard pattern. See our Ordering and Shipping Page for more accurate images of wood finish tones!
This item is an unassembled and unfinished kit. All physical components to make this as a project are included along with instructions, however, you will be required to provide the necessary sandpaper, glue, and finish--as well as be reasonably comfortable with your own skills to obtain a satisfactory result.