June 26, 2010

Woodworkers' Kids Always Have The Nicest Hand-Carved Rocking Toys


Holy smokes. Master California studio furnituremaker Rick Pohlers created this rocking toy for his own kids in the 1970s. It's carved cherry with a leather seat, and features Northwest Coast Indian-style detailing on both sides. It's not huge, either, just 3' long, toddler-size, really. Just incredible, even if you don't think about how fast the kids must have outgrown it.

Child's Rocker, mid-1970s, by Rick Pohlers [objects usa via stork bites man, who has photos]

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