Robert Kernohan is accustomed to working with his hands in his previous profession as a surgeon and initially making furniture started as a hobby that developed into a passion. After attending several specialist courses in the West Country and Virginia USA he has completed a succession of varied projects.
Following retirement Robert now devotes the majority of his time to making wooden rocking chairs.
While most rocking chairs are made from hardwoods such as Cherry, Walnut, Oak, White maple and Beech. Occasionally rocking chairs have been made from unusual woods such as Curley Maple, Ziricote and Steamed Pear. One of the early commissions involved a rocking chair made from 40,000 year old Kauri wood imported from New Zealand.
While preferring to specialize in his flagship product – museum quality rocking chairs, Robert occasionally undertakes other commissions working closely with the client to produce a quality piece using traditional joinery techniques and beautifully figured timber.
Robert Kernohan is a Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. (Membership No : A117929)
The Guild of Master Craftsmen supports and promotes excellence. Their rigorous selection procedure ensures the highest standards. To the trade and public alike, the Guild’s emblem and Coat of Arms represent skill, integrity, quality and service – in all, professionalism.
Robert Kernohan is a member of “craft&design selected” – an online gallery featuring the work of skilled craftsmen in a broad range of media.
What members have in common is the creativity and skill required to create original, beautiful and desirable items by hand, and in a world where mass produced items are everywhere, these are qualities to be valued.