Master craftsman Hal Taylor has been making rocking chairs for nearly 20 years. He’s also an avid reader, and so when his children were born he started reading to them early.
However, there was a problem: after the birth of his third child, Rose, he couldn’t fit all three on his lap for story time.
“This meant that Rachael, the oldest, had to stand by the chair at story time. I felt this was not at all fair and thought, ‘Well, I make rocking chairs, I can figure this thing out!’”
And, he did. The StoryTime Rocking Chair gives everyone a comfy seat while reading.
It sells for $7,000 to $7,500 USD — Hal explains the hefty price tag on his website.
“Every piece of wood in the chair is carefully matched. The seat is bilaterally symmetrical and the joint is perfect because it is hand planed, which takes time,” Hal explains.
There are over 200 precisely cut and shaped pieces of wood used to make up the 19 back braces.
Indeed, it’s a beautiful piece of original craftsmanship.
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