Reviewed by bob the builder from happy deck on Monday, April 11, 2011
mostly assembled, does require tab a to slot a type assembly before you can sit in it. Completely idiot proof instructions(well there are always some who can't follow even the best sequence of illustrated instructions, if that is you, get someone else to do this 10 minute job so they can have a good...
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Reviewed by Cerdans from Columbia on Monday, June 2, 2014
It is light, sturdy and easily put together. I had a graduate Eng. student put it together for me and I was using it within 30 minutes!
Altogether a great chair.
Robert, the engineer, was very impressed with the wooden pegs.
I've been wanting a rocking chair for the patio for some time and a PLASTIC one at a store was almost as expensive as this lovely wooden chair.
What's not to like?
Reviewed by MHD from Shaker Heights, OH on Saturday, March 29, 2014
From the time that I opened the box, I was impressed. Well packed to avoid shipping damage. The chairs were easy to assemble. All parts fit together well. The instructions were clear. The parts even had letter stickers to avoid errors. There was a warring label to assure assembly in correct order. the chars are solid and comfortable. They were a bit larger than I expected, which is a good thing. Great buy for the Barn Burner price. I am glad that I ordered two. All in all, I highly recommend them.
Reviewed by Spirit Lake from Spirit Lake, IA on Monday, March 3, 2014
Assembly is straightforward with two simple pages of assembly instructions. Glue is provided but there is no hint as to what brand it is-- I didn't want to wait for it thaw (-11 here) and used my bottle of trusty Titebond wood glue instead. This wood is thirsty but my bottle of Gorrilla glue apparently lost it shelf life, it is a rock.
If you glue like I do, you will want many damp rags for clean up. I was a little leery of not clamping anything, but it seems the dowels lock everything in place. A piece of sandpaper is also included. The parts are labeled with stickers. Hard to go wrong. You will want something to tap the dowels in (a hammer) and a Phillips screw driver. Everything is pre-drilled and easy. The dowels have a very slight taper to them, if they give you trouble, flip it over. I had extra screws and dowels left over. The steel with the screws is soft, good for wood but easy to strip out the heads.
This is my first experience with acacia wood. It is very light, much like red cedar (don't expect a white oak feel). No aroma.
I would have liked the seat a bit taller (I'm 6-4") and the rocker bottoms longer. You'll get an easy rocking motion out of this but nothing dangerous. Seat is plenty wide.
Wood had a few knots but all appear tight, don't expect any trouble. Feels like a very thirsty wood suggest your go heavy on the glue and just clean up. I used a q tip to get a light coat into the female areas and went heavy on the male ends. Other than that, just the test of time.