Wooden rocking chairs to go on sale at Ikea
LONDON — Wooden rocking chairs have long been a staple of the furniture scene.
Now, they’ll soon be a thing of the past, at least at Ikeas new Ikea warehouse.
The furniture maker, based in Germany, announced Thursday that it will be rolling out its first wooden rocking chairs in stores in the UK and Ireland starting April 20.
Wooden rocking cabs, chairs, and other accessories will be available for sale in the first three months of 2017, with a limited supply of about 40,000 seats available for purchase by January 30.
The company will also sell a limited number of chairs for sale at its warehouse in Munich, Germany, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Woodworking chair maker Xavier Woods will begin selling wooden rocking cabbies, chairs and other furniture in its U.K. warehouse.
Woodworking chair makers Woodworking chairs can be found in the U.S. and elsewhere, but there’s a long way to go before they’re available in the home.
Woodworking chairs, which typically use wood, were invented in the mid-18th century and have become a staple for the home as they are versatile and are cheaper than metal-clad chairs.
The chairs are also a popular choice for the office, with companies like Ikea, Bowers & Gray, and Staples all using them in the past.