Everybody loves a rocking chair. From classic porch rockers to high-end “gliders”, the rocker is superior among chairs. Making the rocking experience all the more care-free is Reel Furniture, a UK-based company that makes eco-friendly furniture from discarded wood.

The Reel Rocker is made from the discs of giant wooden reels and other industrial waste scraps. The discs are held together with slats and hemp rope, creating a flexible seat that forms to the sitter’s body. Along the bottom, sailors knots have been tied in the rope to create three “stops” that give the rocker three different positions: forward, leaning back and lounging. The stops can also be removed for freestyle rocking.

Reel Furniture makes a whole line of furniture with recycled timber. All pieces are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use, finished with water-based lacquer. The website has extensive information on the environmental impact of the timber industry, as well as calls for waste supplies from customers who might have salvageable materials.


Posted by Sarah Rich