The rockers on a Weeks Rocking Chair are bent laminations.
The grain of the wood follows the curve, making them very strong for their cross section.
We profile the top and sides at the shaper using a fixture.
Among the other steps of boring and sanding, we profile the ends on the pump sander.
Because we glue these strips together just as they were sawn, book-matching the top surfaces, the laminations almost disappear. Most patrons haven't seen them after years of rocking.