Originally Published on July 12, 2016. Last Updated on January 9, 2024.
Whether you’re shopping for your first rocking chair or expanding a current collection, you’ve come to the right place. This comprehensive guide compares our various rockers to help fine-tune your search for the perfect one.
Every design offers all the benefits of POLYWOOD outdoor furniture—sustainable materials, all-weather durability, easy upkeep, and unrivaled comfort. Unlike wooden rocking chairs, ours don’t need to be sanded, repainted, or covered when not in use. Ours are all true rocking chairs in that the seats are connected to sloped rockers that move back and forth in a gentle arced motion. We offer a wide selection, including modern rocking chairs, more traditional styles, and even cushioned deep seating options.
Classic Rocking Chair Styles
Classic Adirondack Collection
Combining the Adirondack chair’s traditional back and seat with gently sloped runners, the Classic Adirondack Rocking Chair sets you up for comfort and relaxation anytime, anywhere.
Country Living Rocking Chairs
Sit and stay a spell with our Shaker-inspired Country Living Rocking Chairs. There are two styles to choose from (the post shapes slightly differ), and both offer comfortably contoured seats for neighborly visits or just basking in the sun.
Vineyard Rocking Chairs
With a range of pieces you can easily mix and match, Vineyard is one of our most versatile collections. Both of these rockers are designed with sway-all-day comforts, but the deep seating version is great for taller folks or anyone who likes a softer seat.
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Transitional Rocker Styles
Braxton Rocking Chairs
Rockers from our Braxton Collection do inviting farmhouse style like no other. Clean lines meet with rustic cross-back designs to strike an undeniably timeless look. Upgrade to the deep seating version for extra space and softness.
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Modern Adirondack Styles
Modern Adirondack Rocking Chairs
Relaxation becomes an art form with our Modern Adirondack Rocking Chairs, which add breezy motion to our top-selling Adirondack. Defined by sleek angles and bold shapes, these seats and sets feel at home in minimalist and design-driven outdoor spaces.
Quattro Rocking Chairs
In a fine balance of modern and casual elements, rockers and sets from our Quattro Collection are a bold interpretation of an iconic design. Aside from their chic good looks, the gentle rocking motion is just what you want to come home to after a long day.
POLYWOOD Rocker Comparison Chart
The Rocking Chair: A Brief History
Just like POLYWOOD furniture, the traditional rocking chair was invented in the USA—and it has played a prominent role in American culture, home design, and outdoor living since the early 18th century. Today, rocking chairs are commonly found in nurseries, by a hearth, or on the front porch.
Some credit Benjamin Franklin as the chair’s inventor; others think farmers are to thank for this slice of Americana. Regardless of who invented it, the design itself was most likely inspired by the kid-calming nature of rocking cradles and rocking horses.
No matter which rocking chair style you choose, you can rest easy knowing your POLYWOOD rocker is backed by a 20-year warranty and can withstand anything Mother Nature throws its way. Let us know which style you like the best in the comments below!