Hand Made Rocking Chairs

Fine quality handmade rocking chairs

R Kernohan Furniture is a small enterprise specialising in fine quality hand made rocking chairs and bespoke handmade furniture.

Robert Kernohan began making furniture 9 years ago initially as a hobby to relieve the stress associated with his profession as a surgeon. After attending several specialist courses in the West Country and Virginia USA, he has completed a succession of varied projects.

Robert took early retirement from the NHS so that he could devote more time to his passion of furniture making. While preferring to work in hardwoods such as Robert KernohanCherry, Walnut, Oak, White maple and Beech. Occasionally pieces have been completed in unusual woods such as steamed pear and curly or tiger maple. One commission involved a rocking chair made from 40,000 year old Kauri wood from New Zealand.

While preferring to specialise in rocking chairs, other projects consist of bespoke items of furniture working closely with the client to produce a quality piece using traditional joinery techniques and beautiful figured timber. Quality timber is increasing difficult to source locally and timber such Kauri and curly maple has been imported directly from the USA from specialist timber suppliers.

The flagship product is museum quality rocking chairs but Robert enjoys making other bespoke pieces especially if commissioned in rare and exotic wood species.

Robert Kernohan Guild of Master Craftsmen

Robert Kernohan is a Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. (Membership No : A117929 )

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Craft&Design Unique Rocking Chairs

Robert Kernohan is a member of "craft&design selected" - an online gallery featuring the work of skilled craftsmen in a broad range of media. What members have in common is the creativity and skill required to create original, beautiful and desirable items by hand, and in a world where mass produced items are everywhere, these are qualities to be valued. Visit craft&design »