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Project by rancerocks posted 05-23-2017 12:35 AM 1372 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this rocker is called the Iowa Rocker, its NOT a Glider! This is what my shop is famous for building, i know i have shipped a Iowa Rocker to every state in the US, except Hawaii. Made to size for large or small folks. The bronze hangers are cast for me at Denton castings in Brandon Iowa, i own the mold that they cast with. there are 8 sealed high speed bearings in the base of the rocker that the hangers fit into. this assures a smooth, quiet, effortless rocking motion.

-- Rance, Iowa

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#1 posted 05-23-2017 10:36 AM

Sweet! Nice looking and a unique rocking system makes it extra special! I’ll bet it’s very comfortable also!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-23-2017 12:59 PM

Wow, that’s really cool. Thx for sharing, and clarifying that it’s NOT a glider.


-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#3 posted 05-23-2017 01:51 PM

Beautiful glider, Rance


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#4 posted 05-23-2017 04:23 PM

This is a beautiful rocker and so nicely done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-23-2017 07:43 PM

I have a platform rocker that was my Grandmother’s, and also hate it when people call it a glider – it does not glide it rocks. I like the design of yours, is that third photo Walnut? It looks beautiful. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 05-24-2017 08:33 AM

Wow . I can’t Imagine the fortitude it took to design that . Fantastic work and thank you for sharing.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#7 posted 05-25-2017 11:58 AM

Really neat! Great looking and I would imagine comfortable too.

A couple questions: What is the price for a Iowa Rocker? Do you sell plans and the casting parts to build one?


-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#8 posted 05-25-2017 12:34 PM

The average price for my rockers is $775.00, that would vary a little depending on the wood used. Burl Walnut would be over a $1000.00. I have no plans that I use, each rocker is built to size for my customers. I have sold just the bronze hangers for the folks who want to try building their own chair, those run $15.00 each.

-- Rance, Iowa

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#9 posted 03-29-2018 03:53 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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