Asked on May 27, 2013

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Frankie LaneyJennie RobertsDrought Smart Plants


This is from Pennsylvania, owned by a 90 something little lady who said it has been in her family for as long as she can remember. It's made with little tree branches, wood slats and nails. I'm guessing a good cleaning with??????
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8 answers
  • Amy Felt
    on May 27, 2013

    I just bought this exact chair from the Amish for $100.00 and absolutely love it, so comfortable and stylish.

  • Frankie Laney
    on May 27, 2013

    Amy hi, has your rocker been used? This one has lots of wear on the arms, back and the rockers. I have a short body so I love that is fits me perfectly. Thanks.

  • Dianne Kurtz
    on May 28, 2013

    Murphy's Oil Soap would clean the slats nicely.But maybe varnish the arms and legs.I love this chair!!

  • Debra Peters
    on May 28, 2013

    clean it very gently and minimally - you don't want to damage any natural patina. Beautiful piece!

  • APSuess Fine Woodworking
    on May 28, 2013

    Debra Peters is "spot on" when she mentions " don't want to damage any natural patina." Dust/Blow off any lose dirt or collected grime then wipe it down with any household furniture polish. To do anything more aggressive would remove any "history" that makes it the beautifully aged piece it is.

  • Drought Smart Plants
    on Aug 1, 2013

    I would probably go the route of the Murphy's Oil Soap, but nothing more. Wood needs to breathe, so please don't paint this!

  • Jennie Roberts
    on Aug 1, 2013

    What did you have to give for it, if you don't mind telling us!!!?

  • Frankie Laney
    on Aug 2, 2013

    @Jennie Roberts I believe I paid $125 for it. It's really a perfect fit for me.

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