Country Lore: Western Rockers

Loron Skretteberg of Carson, North Dakota builds his own unique rocking chairs out of recycled materials.
By Loron Skretteberg
December/January 2005
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This western rocker was brought back to life with a little bit of effort and know how.
Photo courtesy Mark Newhall/Farm Show


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I have a great time finding the used farm-equipment parts for my “Western rockers.”

The seat on this rocker is from a horse-drawn mower, the wheels are from an International Harvester press drill, and the rockers are leaf springs from an antique pickup. The backrest is made from two antique fence posts with an old sickle-bar cross bar that supports the wooden backrest. The hames on each side of the backrest came from an old harness my dad used on the farm. I put the toolbox from an International Harvester grain binder on one side and two horseshoes on the other to hold reading materials.

I have many people who want such chairs, but I can’t find enough parts to build one for everyone. To keep the peace, I just make them for family.








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