A hand made rocking chair that uses horizontal slats for supporting the back has benefits over chairs that use vertical spindles. Here are several reasons for this.
Horizontal slats connected to a vertical spine most closely resemble the human back. In my judgment and experience, this arrangement fits better and offers a wider support surface than narrow spindles.
A lot of experimentation has gone into designing this best-fitting back support and I think you will agree it is supremely comfortable.
The slats also supply a lot of space for displaying the beautiful grain patterns in the wood. This enhances the "WOW factor" when someone first sees your chair.
Finally, horizontal slats perform a very valuable function by cradling your back along its whole length. This importance cannot be overstated.
Ultimately, a beautiful rocking chair that doesn't do its major job well will just sit in a corner looking pretty. This job is FITTING YOUR BACK!
Nothing is more enjoyable than rising out of your rocking chair feeling refreshed and relaxed. If you are interested in learning more about getting this perfect fit, click here on the Fitting Process link.