14. Rockin’ Innisfil
The staff at Munro’s Furnishings hopes this giant rocking horse makes it into the Guinness Book of World Records some day! Jill Munro of Munro’s Furnishings in Innisfil, Ont., sent along this photo of a huge wooden rocking horse built by the craftsmen at her family’s store. It took almost a month to construct and measures an impressive 23 feet in length, is nine-feet wide and stands 20-feet high. The horse was assembled over a three-day weekend in October 2009 during a block party sponsored by Munro’s.
The event featured an artisan festival and was also a fundraiser for breast cancer. As well as furniture made of pine, maple and oak, Munro’s has been building rocking horses for years, so when they decided to build a “giant something” to draw attention to the store, a rocking horse seemed like a natural choice. “Our staff thinks it should make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, and we’re hoping our rocking horse will become a landmark in Innisfil, as well,” says Jill.