The Brumby Chair Co

American Made Since 1875

Anna Brumby

Marietta, Georgia
Since 1875, Brumby Rockers have adorned American homes and been passed down for generations. Brumby Rockers are America's last heirloom.

Tell us about your business.

The Brumby Chair Company's intricately assembled rockers are still hand-crafted, hand-caned and hand-stained by Brumby Chair Company artisans. All Brumby Rockers are made from the finest Appalachian Red Oak, with extra tall, steam bent posts and runners for added comfort and durability. Wedging techniques are used in the chairs assembly that allow the wood to give with the change in temperature to allow Brumby Rockers to decorate porches in the summer and hearths in the winter. The custom cut runners are 36" long and are carefully cut and bent to ensure an even rock and are attached with solid brass carriage bolts for added strength. Using cane from the Orient, the seat and back are still expertly hand-woven in a tight, herringbone pattern. The final production product includes applying multiple coats of stain and lacquer to ensure a lasting finish for inside and outside rocking enjoyment for generations.

What makes your business stand out?

Brumby Rockers have been passed down for generations and become part of family traditions of the south for over 140 years. The large proportions, elegant turnings and hand-woven seats and backs make the Brumby Rocker the most comfortable and stylish rocker on the market. Brumby Rockers are still produced by the great grandchildren of the original founders and every chair is hand made in the South. Since 1875, Brumby Rockers have adorned American porches of large antebellum homes and the Truman Balcony of the White House. Made with the same care and to the 19th century specifications, Brumby Rockers carry the seal of the original Brumby Chair Company of Marietta, Georgia. Tradition has it that you had to work two weeks to buy a Brumby Rocker, but once you had it, you had it for life. A Brumby Rockers is more than just a rocking chair, it's a legacy, it's America's last heirloom. After years with a rich southern tradition, we would like to increase our national awareness.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.