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A swing seat in Faded Red with many cushions sitting across from a stream on a lawn

Anatomy of a rocker

A fully formed rocker is made up of a multitude of different elements which can be customised to your taste and preference.

The guide below indicates the different parts of a rocker and provides more information on each. There is more to our rockers than we can possibly explain here, so please get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

The exterior

The rocker’s exterior is made up of a roof and outside walls, erected on a stainless steel frame with detachable feet. They are both made from ODD’s special marine canvas. The canopy of the roof is either straight or scalloped in form, and can be finished without fringing if preferred.

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The interior

The interior is the sitter’s realm, with the sofa, inside walls and gaiters (which cover the swing’s springs) made in fabrics of your choice. These can be upholstered in ODD’s selection of linens, cottons or canvases, in any combination you desire.

The trimmings

No rocker is complete without a few trimmings, both practical and decorative. An overall cover provides protection and can either be completely removed when not in use or simply unzipped and folded back. Ball finials add a touch of majesty, whilst scatter cushions in various sizes bring a layered, informal look. ODD’s own eiderdowns are also available on request.

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The verandah

The most transformative trimming of all is the Verandah, a canvas canopy that clips into the roof of the Old Rocker and extends outwards offering ample shade, shelter and atmosphere for larger gatherings. It is held in position with weather-proof powder-coated stainless steel poles and guy ropes.

The sizes

Our rockers come in two sizes. The original 'Old Rocker' is the three-seater sofa illustrated above, but we also make a more petite 'Little Rocker' for smaller spaces. This 'Little Rocker' seats two people comfortably and comes with either a single cushion or two cushions for the base and back of the sofa.