December 19 2002
B.'s cherry Weeks Rocker arrived as promised, right on time and she absolutely loves it. I am in awe at the wood selection and the fine craftsmanship. I wish we had purchased this earlier (if you remember, I have been looking at your chairs in Austin since the days of your Texas pecan rocker, which I am truly sorry I don't possess). Thanks again.
December 10, 2002
The rocking chair arrived in perfect condition on Friday. It is just beautiful, and so beautifully made. It's comfortable for both me and my husband — I'm 5'9" and he's 6'3" — and so solidly built it doesn't make a peep nor creak. I spend a lot of time nursing our baby and I thought I might need to add cushions for more comfort, but no matter how long I sit it's still comfortable. It is truly a thing of beauty and comfort.
Thank you so much!
New York, New York
November 23, 2002
In a world where mediocrity thrives and proliferates, while good men and women struggle and die, a world where avarice has replaced philanthropy and violence has replaced compassion, your rocking chair restores my confidence in the human spirit. That's no exaggeration. One problem, though. How do I extract my wife from the chair? I'd like to sit in it.
November 20, 2002
All you and Gary and Co have done from start to finish is so very appreciated. My folks were BLOWN AWAY. I think they are still in shock. The rocker is a work of art. Mil Gracias!
— Many thanks to you and Austin and the crew —
Red Rock, Texas
November 9, 2002
Further to my earlier message of congratulations, it is indeed a great day when the Weeks Rocker makes it to its third continent. I'm as proud of that as you all are, I'm sure. I'll be looking forward to updates on your website, if you plan to include Oz. At least your map at home will need to expand somewhat!
I had to go to work just after sending the earlier message, but since I've got home — well, you know what the focus has been!! I've looked at it from every angle and admired the grain orientation and juxtaposition, and the vast difference in such between the top and the bottom of the seat. Wow, what attention to detail you have!
Of course I've been rocking plenty, but have to get up regularly just to look at and admire it, then I can sit down again and appreciate the shapes.
I look forward to introducing your work of art to my visitors, the first of whom comes tomorrow bearing my stools is one of my five brothers. As yet I've not told any of them about the purchase, so it will be a pleasant surprise.
Looks like I'll be wiring the balance of US$1100 on Monday our time, so please let me know if you don't get it by the end of next week.
And I must thank you also for the ingenious construction of the crate the rocker arrived in and the degree of wrap. Very light and simple to use. Thanks also for the catalogues and letter accompanying the chair. Indeed, the chair does speak for itself.
November 7, 2002
Just a quick note to thank all of you for the hard work put in to my rocker, which arrived today (Friday a.m).
It is a wonderful piece of furniture, as you know, and the exquisite curves and colour, let alone the joins which can hardly even be seen, are something to just marvel over.
To Gary and Austin especially, thank you. And to Leslie and Zach and all the others who contributed, thanks for your work.
It is of course the best piece of furniture I have ever bought and the most prized. Nothing I've invested in even comes close except for my flat! And even that is not as beautiful.
I am and have been in awe of the work that you all do and would be blessed if I could work in wood with even a fraction of the skills and precision. But of course that is the domain of just a few, and my own skills are elsewhere.
And I wish for you all the best of luck and prosperity in your work, ideas and plans for the future whatever they are, although of course they will involve wood and wonderful design and execution.
I will cherish my Weeks Rocker and always remember the work that went into the design, the choice of wood and the careful shaping and polishing of the parts to make it a truly memorable piece of furniture that will always be admired and used.
PS: Will wire balance of money owed at earliest opportunity, either today or Monday.
For your interest, the total of Australian duties and GST and quarantine charges plus delivery came to about US$770 (AUD$1336), just in case you want to note it down for any other potential Australian patrons later.
October 12, 2002
Thank you again for your outstanding design and craftsmanship. The rocking chair has been more comfortable than I could have ever imagined, even sitting for long periods of time. My feet even touch the floor! I am still amazed with the way the chair fits both me and my husband perfectly, yet is beautiful too. It will truly be a blessing for our nursery and home for years to come.
Good luck to you and your business.
San Antonio, Texas
October 12, 2002
Your (my) rocker is a great success here in the Blue Creek/Chewelah environs; if only I could get a chance to use and enjoy it. Neighbors and their kin and kids all are delighted with it. Now if only they would purchase their own!! And, stop bringing their little kids over for story times, afternoon naps and nighttime bedtimes!!
Maybe I should have been more awares, and ordered two — but no!! that would mean even many many more visitors!! My little shack couldn't support it. (Especially the cookies and milk.)
But maybe I will. Until then, the best is yet to come, get ready, and keep dancing.
October 9, 2002
Received my rocker in fine shape. Needless to say, the workmanship and finish were superb. However, waited a while to write this letter because I wanted to give it a good workout. I can say, without qualification this is an extremely comfortable piece of furniture and pleasing to the eye. One item I would like to mention is the ability to get in and out of the rocker is very easy, meaning the design was right. My thanks for a perfect addition to our home.
October 4, 2002
The walnut chairs are beautiful! They are almost too pretty to sit in but they are also so comfortable and feel so good. The are true works of art and M. and I (and all our friends) just love them.
Thank you again for beautiful craftsmanship.
September 20, 2002[transcribed from the answering machine, GW]
This is a satisfied customer calling from Harlingen, Texas. The two chairs arrived in perfect condition. I've had the chairs for three days now, and for the last three days in a row, I have fallen asleep sitting bolt upright in your chair. I can't say that about any other chair. Good job.
August 22, 2002
I couldn't wait to drop you a note to tell you how much I love our two new walnut Wilson chairs! They are absolutely gorgeous--truly pieces of art!!! We feel so fortunate to have acquired them, and they look fabulous on either side of our sideboard in the living room. We truly do appreciate all the craftsmanship, time, effort, and attention to detail that went into these fabulous chairs, and simply had to let you know how much we love them. We keep sitting in them and running our hands over the wood . . . well, you get the picture.
Again, thank you so very, very much for these beautiful chairs!
College Station, Texas
August 18, 2002
We bought our Cherry Rocker from you Christmas 1998 . . . It still the most striking piece of art / furniture we have!!! Now it is time to consider a new dining room ensemble. Please send me a catalog.
July 19, 2002
Dear Gary Weeks and Company,
Enclosed find check in payment of invoice for the beautiful walnut dining table and six chairs. We fully intend to enjoy them for as long as we are "able to enjoy." And we do indeed highly value the craftsmanship that went into creating these pieces —
June 25, 2002
Just a quick note to let you know that J. loves her new rocking chair (and so do I)! It's as nice to look at as it is to sit in. It's also a big hit with my parents (I might have to get my brother to pitch in and get my dad a chair for Christmas before he steals ours).
June 14, 2002
Gary & Leslie,
I just wanted to send a message saying that although we've had only limited time to experience the chairs at this point, they are beautiful & the workmanship is incredible. Thank you!
But I have sat in the rocker long enough to know that the bonding that will take place there with my grandchildren in my lap will be among life's greatest treasures — & blessings
J. & B.W.
June 4, 2002
Thank you so much for a wonderful handcrafted Rocker. What a gift it is being able to create such a beautiful piece of furniture that will last forever and make generations to come happy. It's so wonderful and N., our 10-week old girl, loves being rocked in it. Please find Mommy and Daddy whilst enjoying rocking little N.
Best regards from New Jersey to Texas from
C. & R. & N.R.
Wyckoff, New Jersey
May 16, 2002
What a beautiful chair/heirloom/piece of art. Judy could not have been more surprised — Most definitely worth the wait, and now she knows why I was ignoring her constant requests for a chair.
March 6 2002
Just a note to say I have moved and the rocker M. got for me has a whole group of new admirers. Everyone who sits in it says — it just fits. Interesting because short or tall, thin or wide, they all say that.
Thanks for the quality of workmanship your furniture shows. It has been a real joy to own.
Keep up the good work —