Sculpted Rocker


This “Maloof-style” rocking chair by North Carolina furniture maker Joe Godfrey is made to please the eye and comfort the body. Each chair part is individually sculpted, which requires three to four weeks of handwork. This chair features a walnut frame with bent laminated back slats handcrafted from ash and wenge. The runners are built from bent laminations of walnut and wenge. Joe says, “No cookie-cutter techniques are employed when I make a rocker. Therefore, one can expect a museum quality piece with tight joints and an immaculate finish.”

This rocking chair is also available in cherry, maple, and select exotics. Custom orders have a 6+ week lead time. Availability and cost of wood could affect delivery date and chair price.

Joe Godfrey is a retired medical doctor who found a second career making rocking chairs out of his home studio. The son of a talented craftsman, Joe grew up in his father’s woodshop and developed a lifelong love and reverence for wood. Since retiring from family medicine in 2001, he’s honed his skills as a woodworker. Although his work has been varied, he has chosen to focus his attention on chairs, enjoying the challenge of their multiple angles and complex joinery. Joe’s philosophy is that every piece he produces must be of heirloom quality with the expectation of being passed down to future generations.

  • Artist: Joe Godfrey
  • 100% American-Made in Forest City, North Carolina
  • Walnut, ash, wenge, and Danish oil
  • Dimensions: 45″ H x 28″ W x 43″ D


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