Choosing and Ordering

Your Rocker Blotter

 

1.  Consider Size

Standard blotters are great for blotting a personal check in one sweep; or the width of a journal page.  The approximate blotting size is 2 ½ inches by 7 inches.   $59 with free shipping.

Baby blotters are perfect for blotting a signature.  Blotting size is 1 ½ inches by 5 inches.  $59 with free shipping.  (Yeup, same price as standard size — they take the same amount of time to make and cost of materials is about the same.)

 

 

 

2.  Consider Color

Currently I am offering 6 colors.  4 previous colors and 2 new.  From left to right.    

    1. Behr’s Scandinavian Red Mahogany; subtly reddish
    2.  Minwax Walnut Gel Stain; a true “brownish” color 
    3. Wood Kote J’eld Heritage Oak; warmer, slightly more orange than walnut; very nice.
    4. Natural Oak (no coloring), the polyurethane varnish adds a warm yellowing of the natural oak.  My favorite.

 

 

 

Two addition colors here are sandwiched between natural on the left and walnut on the right.

Second from left is cherry.  Zars #116 — a very cheerful, pleasant, and soft color. 

And second from the right is Zar’s #124 Rosewood, a very bold and reddish color.  

 

 

 

 Consider Wood!

I have recently acquired a small amount of southern red oak (Quercus falcata) which is much darker than northern red oak (Quercus rubra.)

On the left:  southern red oak with NO coloring except for 3 top coats of polyurethane. On the right:  northern red oak with NO coloring except for 3 top coats of polyurethane.

 

 

 

 

 Southern Red Oak Stains

Being the naturally dark wood that it is, coloring used on southern red will look a bit different than on northern red.

 

Top Row.  Left: Jel’d Heritage Oak.  Middle: no color.  Right: Minwax Gel-Stain Walnut.  I think these two colors suit this dark oak best.  I also like the natural.

 

Second Row.  Left: ZAR Rosewood 124. Middle: no color.  Right: Zar Cherry 116.  In my opinion the darker inherent color of the southern oak muddies the rosewood stain and dulls the cherry stain.

 

3rd Row.  Left: Jel’d Fruitwood.  Middle:  no color.  Right: Behr Red Mahogany #609.

 

4th Row.  Left: Zar Dark Mahogany 118.  Right: no color

 

5th Row. Left: MinWax Honey #272.  Right: no color

3.  Consider Knobs / Handles

The knobs you will see on the blotters on the inventory page can be switched with any of the knobs I have in stock.

Knobs that look great on rocker blotters are large oval or football/rugby ball shapes.

My favorite for standard sized is the large round polished brass with wide base pictured on the “natural” color blotter in the middle.

On the baby blotters I like the football/rugby ball shaped knobs like the one pictured on the far right.

 Click here to learn more about knobs. 

4.  What about Blotter Paper?

10 sheets of pre-cut blotter paper are included with each rocker blotter.

 Click here for tips for changing blotter sheets.

 

The finest blotter paper I have found is at Pendamonium.com.  Blotting Paper, pack of 25 sheets | Pendemonium

 

 

5.  Email me.

Choose your rocker blotter from the  Current Inventory page  and email me to make sure it is available.  Note the blotter number.

Email to Guy@rockerblotters.com  

If there is a color/size/knob combination you would like but you don’t find it in the inventory, email me with your choices and if possible I will make one up for you.

6.  I Will Reply.

I will give you the availability and probable ship date, upon payment.

Notes on Shipping:

Shipping is included in the price.  I ship blotters by USPS Priority Mail Or UPS Ground.  I prefer and will use UPS in most cases depending on cost.

International shipping is outrageously expensive and completely undependable.  I’ve lost too much money and I will not ship to international destinations.

7.  Make Payment and SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS.

I will email you instructions to make payment via PayPal.

When using PayPal DO NOT chose “Family and Friends.” Rocker Blotters are products and PayPal wants to collect their fees.

I will acknowledge receipt of payment.

If I am not travelling I will ship within 24 hours of receiving payment.  If I am out of town I will email with the soonest possible ship date.

I will also email you the tracking information.