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Testimonials 2005

December 29, 2005

Hi Gary.

BINGO!  Mission accomplished!  The rocker arrived Tuesday, as advertised.  Both S. and K. have tried it out and love it.  Now we're all on "high alert" waiting for a sign from the little guy that he's ready to be born.  We're getting mighty close.

I can't tell you what a delight it's been working with you.  It has given me great comfort to be able to communicate with you on such a regular basis.  Knowing you were always just a phone call away or at the other end of an email made the experience all the more personal.  Now I have one more request:  please don't retire anytime soon!  I want to order one of your beautiful rockers for my other son when it's his turn to become a father.  Hang in there!

Thank you for everything.
L.D.
Washington, DC


December 27, 2005

Hi!

My husband got me a cherry rocker for Christmas and it's GORGEOUS!  We first saw your rocking chairs in Salado, Texas probably about 8 years ago.  We knew that when we had a child that we would want a Weeks Rocker.  Well, our daughter is due in a few weeks and the rocker is the perfect Christmas present.  It is the most beautiful piece of furniture and so comfortable!

Thank you so much!
J.H.
Chicago, Illinois


December 24, 2005

Dear Weeks Family,

It's been a few months since my husband and I were in your studio, but I wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying our rocking chair.  We are the couple that dropped in late one afternoon to look at your chairs for our nursery.  When we got home with our daughter, whom we adopted from Colombia, I went straight upstairs to sit and feed her in our beautiful rocker. I continue to use it everyday and whenever someone comes over to see us I just can't wait to show it off!

It was such a pleasure to meet you and your wife that day.  I couldn't be happier with our purchase and the service we received from you both.  It's heart-warming to know there are still family-owned companies that put so much of themselves into their product — it really shows how dedicated you are to your craft.  We will cherish the rocker for many years.

Thanks so much!
D.B.
Cedar Park, Texas


December 23, 2005

Gary:

The rocker arrived in perfect shape.  I have already rocked my grandson, Rueben (age one month), in it, and he thinks that it is a great ride.  I plan to put a lot of miles on it over the holidays.

This is a very good product — the lines, proportion and finish are of superb quality.  Thank you for your courtesy in following up on the delivery.  Merry Christmas to you, too.

P.L.
Chattanooga, Tennessee


December 23, 2005

Gary,

You out did yourself!

R. was shocked, breathless and then smiled when sat in 'her' rocker.  The people in this part of VA. have never seen such a work of beauty and art.

Simple words cannot describe the heartfelt joy I know this rocker will give her.  This whole process has been so much fun I'm going to do the same for my sister in San Diego  (I'll keep you posted as to when I'll order.)

Again, my many thanks to you for your 'touch'.  Merry Christmas! . . . And we'll be talking!

G.C.  Your #1 Fan
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


December 22, 2005

Gary,

Just a quick email to follow-up and close things out.  I'm not sure what goes on over at "Overnite", but calling to schedule doesn't seem to have any effect on things.

After I got your message, I called Joe yesterday and scheduled delivery for today.  About 20 minutes after that call yesterday, I got a call from my Dad telling me that the chair was delivered.

Bottom line is it looks great!  We're happy and appreciate all of your efforts!  Thank you!

Merry Christmas!
J. H.
Chicago, Illinois


December 22, 2005

Gary,

Actually he graduates this Saturday.  Yes, I did receive the rocker on Friday — in the midst of the snow storm here in Lancaster.  I did find a tear in the box, and marked it on the shipping slip — but the rocker was unmarked.  I love it Gary — you are right, I don't miss the two extra slats in some rockers.  I am really impressed with the finish, the overall craftsmanship of the rocker, and feel of the rocker.  I can't wait to give it to M.  I must share with you — however, if he is not as excited with it as I am, I will have to return it.  As much as I love it, it is a little out of my league for myself.

It is, however, exactly what I was looking for.  I think the lines of the rocker would fit well with furniture from modern to Early American.  I just love the clean lines and beautiful cherry wood.

Thanks again,
M. A.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania


December 21, 2005

Hello Gary

Got it.  We have been richly rewarded by your workmanship.  Merry Christmas

gday
G.H.
Jamestown, North Dakota


December 21, 2005

Gary —

The rocker arrived pretty much right at the time promised, and unpacking it was much easier than I expected it to be.  We are very pleased with how comfortable it is.  My wife, who had been thinking of it as merely something for me, immediately found relief for her back in it and was surprised by how much she liked it (she's six months pregnant).  Clearly, I will have to yield to her.  Oh, and we were really impressed by the stool.  You made something very simple into something really intriguing to look at, and it works very well with the chair.

Thanks again for better service than one gets anywhere, not to mention for furniture that lives up to expectation.

P.
Kenosha, Wisconsin


December 20, 2005

Received in perfect condition, and appreciated by my wife.  Truly a work of art.

Merry Christmas.
C.S.
Roeland Park, Kansas


December 19, 2005

He was ecstatic!!  He cried 3 or 4 times and he gets misty-eyed every time he tells someone what he got for Christmas.  The chair is gorgeous, truly a work of art and as I noted on the delivery receipt, arrived totally unharmed.  He has rocked with B. a dozen times since Saturday morning and would probably sleep in it if I let him.

I'm not sure I can ever top this Christmas gift!

Thank you for double checking everything and helping to make this first Christmas with our daughter totally amazing.

S.F.
Bloomfield, Connecticut


December 19, 2005

Gary,

The rocker and stool arrived in perfect shape.  The chair is even more beautiful and comfortable than I had imagined it would be.  I'll be ordering one or two more in the spring.

Thanks for your great service and product.  You give me hope that American craftsmanship is alive and well, at least in Wimberly, TX.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season.
P.B.
New York, New York


December 14, 2005

Gary, the rocker arrived last night in perfect shape.  It's beautiful.  I now have the perfect chair to rock my newborn, J. E. ( Dec 6).  I am sure we will derive great pleasure from your creation. Truly a work of art.  Thanks again and best wishes for the Holidays to you and your family.

B.R.
Califon, New Jersey

PS:  When I am back in Texas I'll be sure and stop in.  My sister lives in New Braunfels and I am becoming a big fan of your part of the country.


December 13, 2005

Hello Gary,

The rocker arrived yesterday and is absolutely perfect.  In fact, I fell asleep rocking in it last night.  I know it is something that my son and I will enjoy for many years to come.

I am so glad I found your company on the internet.

Happy Holidays,
G.W.
Houston, Texas


December 12, 2005

It's perfect!  Thank you so much Gary.  It is situated in a spectacular location overlooking a beautiful Montana lake.  Thank you so much.

C.S.
Kalispell, Montana


December 6, 2005

Gary,

The rocker is the most BEAUTIFUL piece of furniture I've ever seen or sat in!  Thank you so much for an exquisite creation.

S. P.
Colorado Springs, Colorado


December 2, 2005

Gary:

I recently spoke with my customer and they love your (their) chair.

N.S.
Detroit, Michigan


November 28, 2005

they arrived, they're beautiful and h. is very excited.  bigger than we imagined but perfectly and magically sized to both the mama to be and the papa to be.  wild.

thanks so much – they are wonderful.
D. K.
New York, New York


November 22, 2005

Gary,

I've just finished unwrapping the chair at my house.  It is perfect!  The box was undamaged at the terminal.  I unpacked it from the crate and it fit right in the back of my Jeep Liberty with the seats down.  It is a beautiful thing, a real work of art.  I appreciate the effort you made to get it here before Thanksgiving.  When my wife gets home tonight she will be delighted.  Please use us as a reference, not that you seem to need any.  This chair will be used and loved beyond our years.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
C.M.
Benicia, California


November 16, 2005

Dear Gary,

We received it on schedule with no problems.  Thanks for following up with us.  My wife really loves it . . . which is a good thing since the chair is here and the baby has yet to arrive!

A.J.
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania


November 15, 2005

Hi Gary,

The rocking chair was delivered last evening without incident, and the driver was, as you suggested, much more cooperative than the dispatcher.  That individual could use some training in giving some hope to the customer that maybe things won't be as complex as was described, and refraining from the definite "no's" about which she was adamant.  A simple "it is the prerogative of the driver" would suffice.

The rocker is the epitomy of fine craftsmanship.  The finish is impeccable.  The quality and workmanship makes us know our great grandchildren will still have use of it in the future long after our rocking days are over.

J.R.
Beaumont, Texas


November 14, 2005

Gary, The chair is beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!  It deserves a room of its own.  My husband had to touch it and look at it and comment on it for 5 minutes before he would sit in it.  We love it thank you.

Okay the baby can come now.

K.R.
Bellevue, Idaho


November 9, 2005

Hi Gary,

Thank you for following up.  As you recommended, I called to confirm delivery.  We did receive the rocker late yesterday afternoon (as expected).  It arrived in perfect shape and is absolutely beautiful.  We couldn't be happier.  Your craftsmanship surely lives up to our expectations.

Again, I appreciate your follow-up.  We will definitely keep you in mind for additional pieces and referrals.  We wish you continued success.

Sincerely,
S.G.
Scottsdale, Arizona


November 9, 2005

Hi Gary,

I received the rocking chair just yesterday and I love it!!  It is a truly beautiful chair and so comfortable.  I rocked my baby in it as soon as he woke up and he was very calm and looked like he was really enjoying it too!

Thank you very much for rushing it to me.  I really appreciate your extra effort.

Thanks again!
F.S.
Reston, Virginia


November 7, 2005

Thank you!  It arrived and we love it.

Thanks so much,
C.K.
San Francisco, California


November 6, 2005

Gary, the chair arrived and it is beautiful.  It will have a special place in my family for generations.

It will also come in handy for the 3 month-old twins.  You can put me in the column of satisfied customers.

Thank you for your graciousness.
D. R.
Dallas, Texas


November 5, 2005

I got my rocker last night and I LOVE it!!  Great service!

Thank you very much!
S.S.
Columbus, Mississippi


November 4, 2005

Yes, we received the rocker.  It arrived in great condition.  I must say that it is wonderful to touch and look at.  I am more than pleased and very grateful.  Thank you for making such a beautiful treasure for myself and my two sons.  We look forward to enjoying it for many, many, years.

Thank you, Gary and please thank your wife and son Austin for assisting in the process as well. We are blessed to have such a fine piece from such a fine family.  Take care.

S.J.
Mechanicsville, Virginia


October 30, 2005

The rocker was unpacked today and is great.  It is so comfortable, I think it's my new favorite chair!

Thanks,
C.F.
Overland Park, Kansas


October 29, 2005

Good Afternoon Gary,

Just wanted to let you know that everyone loves the rocker.  People have used words like "incredible", "unbelievably comfortable", "magnificent", "stunning".  M. has not made any comments yet, but she loves to nurse and sleep in the rocker.

Thank you very much for a piece of art that will be in our family for generations.

Regards,
J.F.
Tampa, Florida


October 28, 2005

I have the rocking chair and it's wonderful.  It's beautiful and comfortable and I'm so glad to have it.  Thanks.

C.K.
Mobile, Alabama


[ Note:  Not every delivery is smooth and trouble-free.  Most are, but not all.  This is the nature of freight.  After furniture leaves here, we cannot be certain of its handling, but we will assist in every way we can and we will take ultimate responsibility — this is certain.  The email exchange below illustrates such a situation.   — GW ]

October 19, 2005

Dear Austin,

Thank you for your email.  I had called to schedule an appointment for delivery today, and waited all afternoon.  Finally, I called the delivery place and they said that the rocking chair was missing.  I asked what I could do now.  They said they should be able to find it within the next couple of days.  I told them I was upset that I wasted the afternoon awaiting the delivery. They apologized and said that they would deliver it within a 1 hour window once it is found.

I just thought I should let you know that the delivery service you have used has treated your customer in this way.  I am not happy about this situation, but seem to have no other choice. Currently, I have a six week old baby and a visitor from Australia stuck in the house for one day and now we'll have to be here again, when they find the chair.

Otherwise, I have been happy with your service, and would suggest you to others, though maybe not your delivery service.

Thank you,
S.W.
San Diego, California

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October 24, 2005

S.,

I was out of town last week.  I am chagrined to return and find that your chair has not been delivered and that you were stood up by Overnite.  I am very sorry for your inconvenience and for the delay.

Overnite is a large company with terminals throughout the states.  When their system works well, as it almost always does, they are amazingly fast and reasonably priced.  When it doesn't, they appear to be a clumsy bureaucracy.  Again I regret that you have experienced the latter.

Austin, my son, has been calling N. at the San Diego terminal, and I called him today. Apparently, or most likely, the chair was loaded onto the wrong trailer at some point between us and you and will soon be discovered out of place and delivered.  I just called the terminal manager in Austin, our local terminal, who verified that, when this occurs, the missing item soon reappears.

I would like to give Overnite a few days to deliver your chair.  If they have not delivered a chair to you this week we will finish one of the chairs we are now working on for you.

Sincere apologies, and regards,
Gary Weeks
Wimberley, Texas

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October 25, 2005

Dear Gary,

Thank you for all the customer service that you and your son have provided.  You have actually made an unpleasant experience pleasant with your well written emails and phone calls.  I'm glad your company took the lead in making sure the rocking chair was located.

This morning I placed a call to the delivery company, and upon hearing my name, they knew immediately who I was.  The rocking chair is to be delivered tomorrow between 8 and 10 am as I requested.  I look forward to rocking away with my newborn daughter on a quality piece of furniture, as is the quality of your customer service.

Thank you,
S.W.


October 19, 2005

Gary,

The delivery was perfect and my wife loves the chair.  Thank you for all of your delivery efforts and for making a wonderful chair.

C.B.
Redmond, Washington


October 12, 2005

Thank you.  The chair was delivered yesterday afternoon.  We are delighted!

KJD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


October 11, 2005

The chair arrived in perfect condition.  It took me awhile to unpack the crate.  That was one very large box.  The box is still on my front porch.  I had already re-arranged my bedroom in preparation, but found that with the chair and the stool, I needed to re-arrange again.  That of course led to re-arranging all the pictures on the walls as well!  Several hours later, the chair and the rest of the furnishings in my bedroom are in place.

Thank you for a very comfortable chair.  I was a little concerned when I saw it that it might be too large since I am only 5 feet tall.  You said it would fit someone my height and it does.  I look forward to many years of use.  The stool is beautiful in its simplicity and I am enjoying it as well.  Thank you.

I. L.
Redwood City, California


October 4, 2005

Hi Gary,

I just returned from Aspen today and had the opportunity to sit in one of your chairs — it was so comfortable and beautiful!  We will not be moving in for a month but I needed to make sure all deliveries were correct.  Thank you very much and I know we will enjoy them for years.

Sincerely,
N.F.
Aspen, Colorado


October 3, 2005

Gary,

Your email said it very well!  We love the chair and appreciate how well it is made.  We also thank you for meeting our order several weeks earlier than expected.

Regards,
A.P.
Houston, Texas


September 26, 2005

Gary,

We are absolutely in love with our new chairs!  We like to spend a lot of time at our dining table, and this really makes it special (and comfortable!).

M. H.
Austin, Texas


September 25, 2005

The rocker has been delivered, and was more than I could have hoped for.  It is extremely comfortable as well as beautiful (thus justifying the purchase to my husband).  We have both been rocking everyday, with many more to come once the baby is born.

Thank you so much for making the process of ordering so easy and keeping me informed along the way.  I will definitely recommend your company to people in the Philadelphia area.

Thank you,
J.L.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


September 15, 2005

Yes.  Thank you.  It is lovely.

Regards,
A.F.
Sudbury, Massachusetts


September 9, 2005

Gary,

The table and chairs arrived Tuesday, and I just got the time to unwrap them last night.  They are beautiful, as expected, and the table is indeed a nice size and looks good with just the two chairs.  My small dinette set for two is perfectly proportioned; we did an excellent job of deciding upon the right size for the table top.

The color of the wood is not quite what I expected.  It is a very neutral brown without any discernable red, green, or purple tinge, and it is a little lighter than anticipated.  It is quite simply "brown" and, being not too dark and not too light, I am confident that it will go well in any setting I may find for it. (I plan to move a lot in the next few years.)

The grain on the table top is beautiful, and as you say, it is difficult to see the seams where the boards are glued together.  I even went as far as to tape a piece of twine from edge to edge, along the seams to expose them.  Still, there are areas where the grain of one board flows so well into the grain of the next, that it is quite impossible to follow any seam the entire length of the table!

The chairs are comfortable, just like my others, and I don't think I will miss the arms at all.  The figure of the grain on the seat tops is stunning.  Too bad most people won't see it, with the chairs shoved up to the table.

Thanks again for your work and dedication.  You truly produce works of art.  I am eagerly anticipating the introduction of the extra-large rocker. (Get to work!!)  Hopefully by the time I retire.  :-)

J.S.
Long Beach, California


September 9, 2005

Hi Gary,

We picked up the rocker last week and it is gorgeous.  Sorry we haven't got back to you but we've been in and out of town for a couple of weeks.  You definitely know how to ship it and we appreciate your attention to detail in the packing.  It was perfect when we got it.

Thanks again,
R.S.
Salt Lake City, Utah


September 6, 2005

The rocker arrived and is just what I expected — fine craftsmanship, comfortable.  Thank you.

D.G.
Brattleboro, Vermont


August 31, 2005

Gary,

I'm glad to hear you are keeping busy with the chairs.  I love having such a beautiful piece of furniture, fit for a museum, in my living room that I get to use every day.

L.F.
Oakland, California


August 24, 2005

Dear Gary:

The rocker did arrive yesterday in perfect condition!  We have been fighting over who will sit in it ever since!

I have not formally introduced myself, I am a 5th generation native Texan and lived in Austin until 10 years ago.  I miss the hill country something fierce at times.  Getting your rocker was a little piece of heaven.  It is absolutely stunning.  A. was so excited when it arrived!  Your commitment and integrity to producing something so lovely is rare.

P.S.  We have 8 month old twins — and a 3 and a half year old son.  It's quite a sight to see me hold all of them at once in that rocker.  I only wished we'd found you and the rocker sooner!

Blessings,
J. and A.
Washington, D.C.


August 18, 2005

The chair arrived on Monday without incident.  It looks beautiful in the nursery — now just a couple weeks and the baby will be here.  Thank you very much.  You do beautiful work!

T.L.
Jacksonville, Illinois


August 17, 2005

Dear Gary,

I received the rocker yesterday in perfect condition.  Your record is unscathed.  I unpacked it and placed it in the living room.  My wife described it as a perfect work of art.  I think its the most comfortable chair in the house.  My 3 month old twin boys agree.

Yours truly,
E.R.
Charlotte, North Carolina


August 16, 2005

rocker delivery confirmed.
i love it.  it's just that simple . . . i love it.

thanks a million!!

D.M.
Atlanta, Georgia


August 15, 2005

Gary,

The rocker arrived Friday, but didn't get unboxed until Saturday.  I am quite enjoying the chair.  As promised, it provides comfort to people of different heights  (I'm 6'3" and my wife is 5'3").  The curves in it are very appealing.  Great work!

G. M.
Lake Oswego, Oregon


August 14, 2005

Mr. Weeks,

We received the chair on Thursday.  We love it — it exceeds our expectations.  Thank you.

I did, however, want to let you know that we had a little bit of trouble and confusion with the shippers.  They gave us a 4 hour window of 1-5PM, but didn't show up until 7:15PM.  As you warned, they were not willing to stick around for crate-opening.  In addition, we would have appreciated being warned that they were unwilling to take the chair inside.  My wife and our 10-month old baby had to go through a big to-do to get the delivery person to bring the crate up the stairs and inside our front door.  Given the shipping cost, we'd have expected things to work a little more smoothly.

We love the chair, though — it's a marvel of art, engineering and comfort.

Best,
P.L.
Los Angeles, California

[ Unfortunately, P.L. missed the terms of the delivery covered on this page:  Shipping U.S..  And unfortunately, sometimes drivers are late and deliveries are sometimes awkward.  The price however, for delivery of a large, high value item (crated and sent halfway across the country in three or four business days), is very reasonable.   — GW ]


August 13, 2005

Rocker received.  We need another one.  Two of your rockers will look great in the new wing here at the farm.  Therefore, please duplicate orginal order for one walnut rocker.

Thanks,
C.C.
Atlanta, Georgia


August 12, 2005

Gary,

We just unpacked the chair tonight and it is by far the most beautiful piece of furniture we have ever purchased!  The wood is gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is truly unbelievable  (The parts are so well joined together that they feel completely seamless).  You and your team are truly amazing artists.

After seeing your work, I am reminded of how much quality gets lost (in other company's products – of course) for the sake of mass production.  Your chair feels thoughtful, even serene in comparison.

I am sure we will enjoy it for many years to come.

Sincerely,
D.S.
Los Gatos, California


August 11, 2005

Gary,

Thanks for checking up on your progeny.  I cheerfully accept responsibility for care and feeding from now on.

I have rocked a while (in secret) and am happy to report that this chair is a fine example of quality craftsmanship and beautiful material.

My wife will not know its comfort until her birthday on September 2 and the little girl who's on the way; she should be in the chair sometime around the end of November.  I'll send along a note once we are all able to enjoy the chair.

This whole exchange has been a pleasure.  Thanks to you and everyone who had a hand in making this happen.  Please share this note with your people.

E.K.
Moorpark, California


August 9, 2005

Gary,

I gotta tell you, yours is a unique business.  I run a company that receives shipments in excess of $300,000/year – I have NEVER had a vendor track a shipment like you, even when that shipment was worth over $50,000.  I'm always the one trying to chase stuff down.  I can only assume this is indicative of the quality of work you do everywhere.

Thank you.
W. D.
Hailey, Idaho

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August 11, 2005

Gary,

R. called the carrier on Tuesday morning.  They said they'd give her number to the driver who would call and arrange for delivery.

He didn't call.

It didn't matter, she was home.  The chair came in yesterday.

There was very minor damage to the crate, but the chair is fine.

The chair is better than fine, it's beautiful.  I took lots of pictures of R. opening the crate, removing the bubble wrap, and sitting in it right there in the garage before we could even get it in the house!  It was like a neighborhood event with multiple neighbors stopping by.  I took more pictures of her and the chair in the new nursery.  I can't wait to take pictures of her rocking our first, little F., due in 4 weeks.  If you're dying to see your chair in action, let me know and I'll email you some.

We are very pleased with our purchase.  I had no idea the chair would be as solid as it is; the seat, the arms, the legs, everything is nice and thick.  We planned for this chair to be in our family for generations, and that will obviously be no problem.  We've been working on the nursery for a while, but last night R. called me in, and with tears in her eyes told me that the room now feels like the baby's room.

R's already talking about how she needs the footstool; we'll have to check the budget.

Feel free to use us as a satisfied customer reference.  R. said "This is not only the most comfortable rocking chair I have ever sat in, but one of the most comfortable chairs period."

Gary, your work is outstanding and we appreciate it.

W. D.
#1631
Hailey, Idaho


August 8, 2005

Dear Gary,

P. just brought me home from the hospital today with our son B.  The chair did, indeed, arrive before the stork!  It is so very beautiful, and I am looking forward to nursing B. in it tonight during his first night home.  There are very few places I can feel comfortable sitting at the moment, and I have tested the rocking chair already and found that it is one of the few!  Thank you so much for your efforts to get it here quickly!

B. is a beautiful baby, and we're so happy and thankful he's finally here.  He's very well deserving years and years of nursing and nurturing from his Mom and Dad in his beautiful rocker.

Thank you again for everything.

All the best,
M.O.
Sullivan, Maine


July 31, 2005

Greetings!

The cherry rocking chair did arrive on schedule and was in good shape.

Thanks!
J. R.
North Hollywood, California


July 30, 2005

Dear Gary,

Thank you for such a beautiful work of art!  At the moment it seems too nice to eat at.  I’m sure we’ll get over that and will enjoy your art for years.

We will send you a picture the first time we have a nice setting —

B. & A. M.
Houston, Texas


July 27, 2005

We have it and it is beautiful.  Thanks for making this buying experience fun!!

W.H.
Bowdon, Georgia


July 18, 2005

Gary,

The rocker is perfect.  Many thanks.  I have been sitting in it at least once a day since I received it.  The construction is flawless and the graining and finishing of the walnut is grand.  Somehow it accommodates me at 5'10", my wife at 5'4" and my jealous neighbor at 6'1" with comfort.  It is a wonderful piece of furniture.

S.N.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


July 17, 2005

Gary —

Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship.

Thanks for everything.

Very Respectfully,
B. H.
The Dalles, Oregon


July 7, 2005

Dear Gary,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Yes, September is good for the two arm chairs.  The Rocker is really lovely, and the shipping crate was so good.  The neighbor kids are having a ball with it.  It will be a club house and many, many more things before it winds up on the curb.

Thanks again, everything was great.

Regards,
K.L.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


July 2, 2005

Good morning, Gary -

Since we live in the northern reaches of Durham County, NC, we're usually last on the list with big deliveries, and this was the case with our rocker yesterday.  Saying it was worth the wait would be an understatement.  When we uncrated the chair, it was still warm from being in the truck.  Sitting in it reminded us of being enveloped in a fresh loaf of homemade bread just popping out of the oven.  Everyone who has sat in the rocker so far has had the same reaction: a long sigh, a smile and closed eyes.  A visceral experience!  Please extend our sincere thanks to your crew of craftspeople who put so much time and talent into our chair.  It is simply gorgeous.  We look forward to years of enjoyment.  I'll add just two more words to properly describe the Weeks Rocker:  functional sculpture.

Thanks again and best regards,
J. and J.Y. and family
Hillsborough, North Carolina


June 28, 2005

Gary,

I just got home and saw the furniture.  It is so beautiful!  It fits perfectly, both our home and our style.  Thank you.

L.S.
The Woodlands, Texas


June 27, 2005

Yes, Gary.

[The set] got here and it looks great.  I tried to call once but got a busy signal . . . and never got back to you.  Sorry.

Betty is ecstatic over the chairs.

Thanks so much.
S. J.
Lafayette, Colorado


June 26, 2005

Re the delivery, just a screw-up, the dispatcher sent the truck back to the warehouse after a pickup, rather then dropping my chair off first.

The chair is wonderful by the way, it's just plain beautiful besides being so comfortable.  Do you make a weatherproof model out of say redwood or teak?

G. C.
El Cerrito, California


June 21, 2005

Gary:

Thanks for your inquiry.  The rocker arrived in fine shape last week.  It was crated so well, even the truck driver commented:  "Gee, I guess that's not the kind of rocker you buy at the Old Country Store."  So true.

D. and M. were beside themselves over the quality of the construction and comfort of the rocker.  I have to admit I was skeptical until I went over to try out the chair myself.  I didn't want to get up out of it!  Your rockers are amazing.  Thanks again.

--
P.L.
Smithfield, Virginia


June 20, 2005

Hi Gary,

I was going to write you an email today, but it looks like you beat me to it . . .  :)

Yes, I did get the chair yesterday and it is more beautiful than I'd imagined it!  It is as much a piece of art as it is a piece of furniture . . .  The original design, the quality of the wood, and the impeccable craftsmanship makes it a one of a kind piece!

I would give the overall experience a 10/10 if it wasn't for the delivery . . .   The delivery company would not deliver on Saturdays, and could only give me 4-hour windows in the morning or afternoon.  That doesn't work for any person working full-time, as it effectively requires one to take a full day off.  The Stickely dresser I bought a few months back was delivered on a Saturday morning, and that worked out perfectly.  As the Overnite Transportation warehouse was just a few miles away from my office, I ended up driving there during lunch break to pick up the chair myself.  The crate would not fit in my Honda Pilot, so I had to disassemble it on-site . . .  Quite an ordeal.  In short, I'd suggest that you look into using a delivery company that does Saturday deliveries.

Thanks for such a beautiful chair!

Best regards,
M.M.
San Francisco, California

[ I regret any inconvenience to any patron and work to keep it to the minimum.  However, the shipping prices quoted in our catalog and on the website are for the level of service noted in this email:  large appointment windows on weekdays only.  I can see how these specifications are problems for some, but the price cannot be beaten by any other carrier that I have found. The option of a Saturday delivery will cost at least twice our quoted prices, but I will be happy to arrange it for those who require and desire it.
— GW ]


June 17, 2005

Gary,

I have a brother, actually two, who work in wood, furniture as well as restoration carpentry.  I have also handled tools and sanded surfaces to silk.  I know what it must have taken to make #1326.  The design, the careful matching, the wood, the electricity, the smoothing and rubbing – the man hours, to say nothing of the packing and shipping and making a living and whatall else.  Just because I spent what I consider a large sum to indulge myself, doesn't mean that I don't respect that it is worth every penny.  And, my potentially old curmudgeon son has a tangible inheritance to remember me by.

Just wait till those brothers see . . . !
S. G.
Scottsdale, Arizona


June 17, 2005

Hi again, Gary —

Just to let you know the rocker arrived in perfect condition and is gorgeous.  J. and his parents love it, and it's been a rare pleasure for me to rock my little grandson in a chair we've looked forward to almost as much as the baby!

Thanks for your craftsmanship and care
L.R.
Salt Lake City, Utah

PS- — when the second daughter announces a pregnancy, we'll be in touch again.


June 17, 2005

The rocker arrived in perfect shape.  Thank you so much, Gary.  Last night I had to tear myself away from the rocker to go to bed!

Best regards,
F.S.
Walnut Creek, California


June 16, 2005

Gary,

I received the felt strips today and will try them out tomorrow.  Thank you for sending them.

Thank you also for the kind words you enclosed.  Buying the chair was a very "old world" experience and will always linger.  Having children is important but teaching them the right things is what really counts.  The way you do your work sets many examples that seem to be forgotten these days:  respect for the environment and love for nature.  Building one item that's meant to last is so much healthier, so much more rewarding, environmentally friendly, than making hundreds that will be discarded in a blink of an eye.

Unfortunately people have this need to acquire non-stop, use and toss thousands of things without thinking about the consequences.  It's a real treat to see that quality work still exists, not only to provide quality work but, I guess, because you love what you do.  That's wonderful. And, of course, your work teaches patience, a virtue that's become rare in our world of instant gratification.  I must admit though that I was very grateful that you managed to deliver the chair faster than promised!

You see, your chair will teach our daughter many things when she grows up!

All the best to you,
I. E.
New York, New York


June 10, 2005

Gary,

We finally decided to keep the chair, it's just too beautiful and comfortable to return.  The chair is so close to what we have been looking for in a rocker that it would be foolish to make the width of the chair too much of an issue.  Our daughter really loves rocking with us, she laughs and giggles and it's wonderful to see how much she, too, enjoys the rocker.  Is it possible that the wood has started changing colors?  It seems to me that the wood is already richer and darker than when the chair first arrived even though it seems kind of quick to me.

Thanks again for your help and comments; the chair will be a great memory for us, especially when we will return to Europe someday.  We love things that are built to last and not to toss and it's wonderful to see that this kind of work you provide still exists!

Thank you!
I. E.
New York, New York


June 2, 2005

Dear Gary,

The rocker arrived as planned, and is gorgeous.  We love it!  Thanks for making such a great product.

best,
A. B.
Baltimore, Maryland


June 2, 2005

Dear Gary:

As I was having a glass of wine last night, and sitting in the Weeks chair, I thought again what a terrific piece of art that thing is.  It's functional, stylish and even by itself – it adds something to the room.  And also – thanks for the prompt delivery.

Who knows???  maybe I'll order another sometime in the future.

all the best
H.B.
St. Martin, the lesser Antilles


June 2, 2005

Gary Thanks so much.  I really can't tell you how much I love the rocker.  It is really helping my back with the gentle movement, and it's fun!!!  God bless you and your family and I am so happy to know you.  Please keep in touch.

Cheers
K.P.
San Francisco, California


June 1, 2005

Lovely Number 1326 has arrived.  For some odd reason the anticipation peaked when my screwdriver and your screws resisted each other, but with patience I revealed our treasure chair.  It is perfect.  As I was removing the bubblewrap, my son and two friends came home. They laughed at me.  I guess I looked pretty thrilled.  We tested it for comfort and have all declared it wonderful.  Each of us slid into the seat with a sigh and from 110 lbs/5'6" to 180 lbs/6', all of us felt the chair was made for us.  C. remarked that it isn't only a chair, but a work of art and L. gazed at the figure and traced it with her fingers, noting all the swirls and silky, seamless lines.

If I haven't sufficiently conveyed it, I am delighted and the next generation promises to rock on his porch when he is an old curmudgeon.

Best regards and gratitude to all involved in # 1326's creation.
S.G.
Scottsdale, Arizona

PS:  I must secretly admit that spending all that money  (huge for me), sight unseen, no word-of-mouth recommendation — based solely on your good looking website, was a bit unnerving for me, but I decided to believe . . . and am glad I did. — S.


June 1, 2005

Dear Gary, Leslie and Company,

I wanted to let you know that your gorgeous rockers arrived here yesterday in perfect condition.  The toughest part was deciding which one to keep and which to give to my mom. They are both beautiful, yet very different.  I have already rocked the baby to sleep twice in the chairs.  I only wish I'd had them sooner.  S. really likes running her little hands over the arms of the chairs and looking closely at the patterns in the wood.  She is a very detail oriented baby!  (Must be her dad's influence as it sure isnΉt mine.)   I am sure we will love them for generations to come.  I keep telling S. that someday that chair will be hers.

Thank you again for your beautiful work.  I would recommend your chairs to anyone.
N. and S.  (and husband C. too)
Gilbert, Arizona

PS:  At 5'5", 6'2" and 27" we all fit comfortably in the chair.


May 26, 2005

Gary,

Delivered in perfect condition.  My wife loves it — she has been using it every day.  I surprised her on her birthday so that she knew that it was coming.

Best regards,
J. B.
Roswell, Georgia


May 26, 2005

Gary,

I'm sorry I have been long in responding.  We left town for a couple of weeks right after the rocker arrived, and I'm still catching up.

What can I say about the chair, it is everything we hoped for and more.  When my wife and I rock our 18 month old little girl in it, she loves to rub her hand over the smooth soft finish. Now this may be a sleep delay tactic but I prefer to think that she appreciates the fine work.

Thanks again,
B. B.
Houston, Texas


May 25, 2005

Gary

N. loves the rocker !  Everything turned out great – no problems with shipping.

Thanks again . . .
J. S.
New York, New York


May 23, 2005

Dear Gary-

We just received our gorgeous rocking chair delivered perfectly to Amsterdam this afternoon. My husband and I are really thrilled with it!  Thank you so much for creating something so special for us as we expect our first child.  It's a beautiful heirloom treasure which I am sure will be passed on to future generations!

(Also, thank you so much for your promptness in correspondence, your precise time table and impeccable packing and delivery.)

All the best,
J.K.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


May 11, 2005

Gary, unfortunately I have not seen or rocked in your rocker, but short  I. and tall R. just think it is fabulous.  They can't figure out how it fits both of them.  That is okay, some secrets must remain!  Thank you for sending a rocker for generations of our family.  It has been a pleasure working with you.

C.H.
Simi Valley, California


May 8, 2005

The rocker has shown up and is even nicer than I imagined.  Really beautiful.  I haven't taken it out of the crate yet, as I need to transport to my daughter's apartment first, but it looks fine as is.

My wife is now commenting that she may like your rocker best — we have two other wood rockers including one I had made to her size  (5' 1-3/4" but she says she is 5' 2").  Everyone knows that your walnut rocker is mine, and I can kick all out except my wife.  I may need you to make one more soon, so I can get my rocker back.

Thanks again — the rocker is beautiful and you made the whole order/delivery process painless.  Great work!

J.D.
Alexandria, Virginia


May 6, 2005

The wife is rocking.  Chair arrived in great shape.  Wife is really happy with the chair.  Glad we decided to ship a little early.  She was stressing a bit about not having a rocking chair.

Once she has been able to use it more, she'll likely have more feedback.  The couple times I have sat in it, I have been impressed with how well it fits the body.  It is pretty safe to say that she is very happy with the chair.

Thanks for all your help and efforts.
J.P.
Tigard, Oregon

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Mr. Weeks,

You have apparently been working with my husband for some time now.  My new rocking chair was delivered yesterday and John presented it to me for my birthday.  It is beautiful and tremendously comfortable.  I know I will enjoy this rocker for a long time.  It really completes our baby's new room nicely.

Thank-you,
A.P.
Tigard, Oregon


May 5, 2005

Gary,

The chair was delivered on Friday afternoon and is in perfect condition.  We absolutely love it — a real work of art.

Thank you!
I.C.
Columbia, South Carolina


May 3, 2005

Gary,

Yes, I got the rocker — it's in perfect shape.  Ray absolutely loves it!  Thank you so much for your professional work and personal follow up.  It has been a pleasure working with you.

S.H.
Yorktown, Virginia


April 27, 2005

GW

Chair arrived yesterday.  Nicely packed and in great condition.  It's a wonderful piece — nice fit to our home.  Thanks for all.

B. B.
Wilmington, North Carolina


April 8, 2005

Dear Gary:

It arrived a couple of days ago, but pick-up/delivery couldn't take place until late yesterday.  For another night it languished on the truck that had to make a delivery in another community on the island  (- ah! the Caribbean!).

My wife was arriving from her office just as I had lifted it out of its box, and our grandson was already making eyes at the box; he already had images of it as a fort — which it is now.

The chair is everything the write-ups say it is:  attractive and beautifully comfortable, and better yet — it fits into the room as if it had always been there.  When function and form are combined in something that as a whole appeals completely to the senses — you know you've got the right concept.  You do superb work, man.  Thank you.

I wish you and your wife, and your enterprise great continued success.  And who knows? — perhaps I'll order another of these rockers in the not-too-distant future.

With best wishes
H. B.
Sint Maarten, the Netherlands Antilles


April 5, 2005

Gary,

I have to tell you how thrilled I am with the rocker.  It is incredibly comfortable, just as you said it would be.  The mahogany is also a perfect fit and perfect match for our adobe home.  It couldn't be more perfect.

My husband and mother and I are all in love with the piece, it is a real work of art and I know will be an heirloom in the family.

Many many thanks,
B. F.
Taos, New Mexico


April 1, 2005

Gary,

Yes, the Rocker has arrived safely.  Its really a beautiful piece and my wife and the little one enjoying it already.  I wonder if I get to read the newspaper in it one day  ;)  Thank you very much!

Best regards,
U. S.
New York, New York


April 1, 2005

Gary,

Thanks so much for your message.  The chair arrived in perfect condition.  It is truly a work of art and meets every hope for expectation that we had.  My wife, in particular, thinks it's wonderful.  Thanks so much and congratulations on having such an excellent business.

Best regards,
J. S.
Chalfont, Pennsylvania


March 30, 2005

Gary,

Many apologies for the delay in my thank you.  The move to my new home was successful and you were great at rerouting the delivery of the cherry rocker and stool.  Simply put the rocker and stool are superb!  The packaging was beat up a bit as expected but the cherry rocker and stool were not harmed in any way.  Going over them entirely by hand with my eyes closed, there were no snags or hang ups to be found and it was as smooth as my new baby's skin.  I am 5'6" and my husband is 6' yet it fits us both like gloves.  I am very impressed and rock my 6 month old son in it very comfortably.

Thank you again,
K. W.
Fairfield, California


March 23, 2005

We received our new Weeks rocking chair and love it.  It's not only a work of art, but it's comfortable, beautiful and inviting.  Thanks for the terrific service and for this wonderful American-made product!

C. and J.
Modesto, California


March 21, 2005

We received the chair right on time.  We are extremely happy with it, and appreciate you checking in with us.

S.M.
Houston, Texas


March 10, 2005

Dear Gary,

It has been a long time since Thanksgiving . . . a long time since our rocking chairs arrived.  I have wanted to write to you and tell you what I felt about my chair but I didn't know how.  So I went back to your website and there it was . . . "Sit in a work of art".

My chair is so beautiful and the [inlay] is just what I wanted.  More than that, the colors of the [inlay] are gorgeous.

I sit in that chair very respectfully making sure to notice its comfort and smooth touch with my hands.  Even where it seems, to the eye, that there should be a "hill or a valley" in the wood, it is just as smooth as smooth can be.

Thank you for all the effort you put into the chair, in general, and, specifically, all the attention you gave to that [inlay].

With great sincerity,
J.B.
Dallas, Texas


March 10, 2005

hi gary.

the rocker arrived today and has been unpacked.  it looks great and held up well under transit although i must confess that the gigantic box has gotten the most attention and use, directed mostly by my 20 month old daughter.  i will give the rocker one last spinbefore i head to bed, we are looking forward to getting to know it as well.  thanks much for your attention to details and conscientiousness.

K.F.
Seattle, Washington


March 9, 2005

Dear Gary,

I've had my Weeks Rocker for nearly a year now.  Still loving it.  You can't believe the compliments I recieve when people see it in my office.  I made the table next to it.  No one ever comments on that.

P.G.
Danville, Indiana


March 6, 2005

Dear Gary,

E.'s family has just been delivered to the airport after a weekend of very informal celebrations, hikes — and meals in honor of his 50th.  At this moment — he sits comfortably in front of a fire — rocking in his chair and reading the Sunday paper.

The chair is a treasure.  Thank you.

Best regards,
A. G.
Owings Mills, Maryland

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Gary — I am the fortunate recipient of one of your handmade mahogany rocking chairs.  Not only will it be well taken care of while it is appreciated and enjoyed for many years, but it will serve as a enduring reminder of a milestone in my life.  Your craftsmanship is extraordinary and I'm certain is up to the task of being used for years to come.

Thank you for working with my wife on this wonderful surprise.

E. G.
Owings Mills, Maryland


March 5, 2005

Gary,

The chair arrived Thursday as planned, and the baby came home from the hospital Friday  (earlier than planned).
Chair works great . . . and looks great!  I am very happy with my investment!

Very impressive piece of work!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
B. H.
Chalfont, Pennsylvania


February 23, 2005

Hi Gary,

Here it is.  A happy mother rocking already with the baby.  We are totally happy with the chair.  The only bad news was that French customs were much more expensive then expected  (533 euros, which is about twice the amount you mentioned initially; this is something you have to know for future transactions!).

[ Ouch!  I get an estimate for duties and taxes from my agent and forward that amount to people in another country who are considering a purchase.  The customs and duty charges on previous shipments to France have been accurate.  Apparently, however, it is impossible for me to get a firm and correct quote for duties and taxes to every country, every time.  This experience makes me reluctant to estimate duties and taxes on an international shipment.
 — GW]

Thanks for the efficiency in processing it all so as to make it available on time.  And congratulations for the design:  being born in Canada at a time when rocking chairs were very popular, I can tell you this one is really, really, well done.

All the best
C. M.
Paris, France


January 24, 2005

Hi Gary:

The rocker arrived in perfect condition mid-November.  We've been enjoying it very much.  B. gave birth to our first child last week and they love spending time rocking together.  There is one slight problem:  when B. nurses Z. in the chair, she can't rock or he'll fall right to sleep!  All of our visitors comment on how beautiful and comfortable the rocker is — and believe me, we've had plenty of visitors.  The chair fits everyone:  from a petite 5' 2" to a heavy 6' 3".

Thanks for your attention to detail on this new addition to our home  (the chair, that is).
F. A.
San Diego, California


January 5, 2005

Gary:

S. ordered the rocking chair for the arrival of our baby.  We absolutely love it.  I was reluctant to believe that it would be comfortable without a cushion, however, it is unbelievably comfortable.  We love rocking our baby in it.  Now if we could just get him to sleep for us!

Thanks for the beautifully designed and perfectly comfortable chair!
L.I.
Chicago, IL


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