Master craftsman Hal Taylor loves to read to his children, but when his third child, Rose, was born, he ran into a problem – his three children wouldn’t fit in his lap when he went to read to them on his rocking chair! As luck would have it, Taylor just so happens to be one of the best rocking-chair craftsmen in the world, so he created a beautiful chair that could fit all of his kids!

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Taylor calls his masterpiece the Storytime Rocking Chair, and the hand-crafted rocker goes for between $7,000 and $7,500. On his website, he explains the exquisite craftsmanship that makes this heirloom chair cost so much!

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“I did not have a lap large enough for three children [so] I had to come up with something”

Hal Taylor created it when his third daughter, Rose, was born

“When Rose was born, she proved herself to be the ‘communicator’ in the family… she was NOT going to be left out of the reading crowd!”

“Now, all three children could have a comfortable seat when reading”

“There are over 200 precisely cut and shaped pieces of wood which I use to make up the 19 back braces”

“That is more pieces than you will find in 20 normal rocking chairs!”

“I have heard it said that children change your life more than you change theirs’ I believe that to be true”