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Testimonials 2009

December 21, 2009

Hey Gary:

Just wanted to let you know that my Christmas mahogany rocking chair is fantastic and I was quite surprised when it showed up at the house!  I know you hear this all the time, but this is the most comfortable rocking chair I have ever sat on and the workmanship is outstanding.  We will need some dining chairs in the future and yours will be at the top of our list.  Also, I think that one of your side tables would be nice to have as I rock away . . . .

Thanks for a great chair and I hope you and yours have a very safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

Take care and best regards,
The Woodlands, Texas

December 21, 2009

The rocker arrived an hour ago and I have placed it in our living room.  I appreciate the way you matched the grain in the arms of the rocker and the smooth finish of the wood.  I know I'll enjoy it in my lifetime and hopefully if will stay in the family and be used long after I'm gone.

Thank you and Merry Christmas,
Jackson, Mississippi

December 18, 2009

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health and quiet breathing.

Keats, Endymion Book I

Thank you Gary, and we wish you all a blessed Christmas.

Deep River, Ontario

December 17, 2009

Hi Gary

Your most amazing rocker just arrived and we are delighted.  It is just remarkable how somebody can produce such perfection ó don't think I have been this close to the concept before.

We are exhausted after a long day, and stayed up waiting on the customs clearance, the chair arriving at 10pm.  We can't go to bed ó can't stop running our hands over the grains and taking turns to sit in it.

Austin did a marvelous job with the inlay and the engraving ó so rewarding.  E. was speechless, still is.  She is also blown away by it's magnificance and she just loves the Rimu inlay!!

I am genuinely humbled.

Thank you.

Kind regards
Suzhou, China

December 16, 2009

Delivery went without a hitch.  No box punctures; hard to puncture THAT box!  The rocker looks and feels great, and my daughter agrees there's a much smaller chance I'll say something stupid when sitting in it.  I hope you prosper; what you do is important.  Very best of the holiday season to you and yours.

Aurora, Ohio

December 14, 2009


I got the chair earlier today in a torrential downpour.  Before taking it off the truck, I wrapped it in a tarp.  I was very pleased to see how well it was wrapped and how well the container was made.  Despite all of the rain and despite the box getting wet some, the chair was in perfect condition and not wet at all.  It is a beautiful chair!  I will let you know tomorrow how my wife likes it, as I will present it to her when we get home from work today.

Jackson, Mississippi

December 14, 2009

The table did indeed finally arrive and we love it.  It fits perfectly.  I like it best with the leaf in ó the length fills the dining room best that way.  Makes me think I should get two more chairs but that may be a while.  My bank account has to recover.  :-)  Thank you so much for your beautiful work.

Las Vegas, Nevada

December 8, 2009

Good Morning Austin,

The rocker arrived yesterday!  WOW ó thank you so much.  The kids were speachless and just love it.  Ash called Alex who is in Iraq to tell him about it ó they both were so touched.  Ashley says it is absolutely beautiful and extremely comfortable.  When I go out in a few weeks for the birth, will take photos and send.

Thank you so much for extreme attention to detail and shipping the rocker so quickly.

Merry Christmas!
Huntington Beach, California

November 3, 2009


The rocking chair arrived this afternoon in perfect condition.  I think it's even more beautiful than the cherry rocker we bought two years ago.  The grain is exceptional and shows some iridescence.  The chair will be the perfect compliment to our sleeping porch!  I'm writing this e-mail from the rocker right now.  I may not get up for awhile.  Can't wait to see the dining room table!

Gratefully yours,
West Hartford, Connecticut

October 31, 2009

Thank you Gary !
S. loves his chair !  He said, it's everything he wanted !
Thank you so much !

Chicago, Illinois

October 30, 2009

Gary, I just received it and all is beautiful!  The delivery people called and kept in contact all day ó it was dreadful traffic today in Miami with the VP here and freeways closed ó poor guys, they were very careful and communicated with me.

The table is the perfect size for the area and the chairs and the table are pieces of art ó however, the rocker beats all!!  I love it ó thank you for such wonderful and comfortable work.

Take care.  And thank you again.
Coral Gables, Florida

October 29, 2009

Hello Gary,

We received the (very well packed!) delivery yesterday, and spent the rest of the evening confirming its great comfort.  I knew the chair was going to be lovely, but it really took my breath away when we unpacked it.  I'd like to thank you for the wonderful craftsmanship and attention to detail, and the excellent customer service.

Please pass our thanks along to your entire team for their amazing work.

Warm regards,
Seattle, Washington

October 19, 2009


Well the furniture has now been ensconced in our dining room for four days and it is wonder-full!

The delivery went smoothly with good communication from Jeff, the driver, en route to our location.  Jeff was a very courteous, accommodating man who has many years of furniture experience under his belt.  All of the pieces arrived in perfect condition.

Of course we knew the quality of your work since we now have some mileage on our rocking chairs.  Nevertheless, we are thrilled with our dining room set.  We had originally been searching for a dining table with a smaller footprint than the one that we have been living with for the past 12 years.  When we stumbled upon your comprehensive, well-organized website, we were intrigued and pleased to find that we could:

  • learn about the whole cast of characters at Gary Weeks Furnituremakers,
  • explore the process of FSC certification and link to the website of your supplier,
  • and educate ourselves about the history of your relationship with wood and the process of design, selection and finishing of the reverently-arranged material.

We had a very nice table, yet it is so nice to have one that's more suitable for just the two of us. And the generously-sized leaves will give us ample space when large gatherings are the order of the day.

Thank you so much for the luminous enhancement to the quality of our daily lives.

All the best,
ME. and K.
Prescott, Arizona

P.S.  Just need to add one more comment which integrates a quote that I am borrowing from a friend:   The finish on your furniture is so refined that it's "Soft as a Pillow!"

October 15, 2009

She loves the chair.  Thanks for quick delivery.

Minot, North Dakota

October 13, 2009


The rocker was warmly received and even more warmly sat in when I delivered it today.  Mum marvelled at the workmanship and delighted in the color of the wood.  Here's a picture of another very satisfied Weeks Rocker owner.

Many thanks again,
Melbourne, Australia

October 12, 2009

Hi Gary,

Sorry for the delay in reply.  D. was out of town when the table was delivered.  She likes it very much.  Thank you once again for making my client happy.  You make my job easy.

All the best,
Phoenix, Arizona

October 12, 2009

Hi Gary,

My wife received it and unpacked it.  She says itís nice and comfortable.  Thanks!

San Diego, California

October 5, 2009

Dear Gary

We have received the chair and stool, both are intact and look completely magnificent.
Thank you for your craftsmanship!

Del Mar, California

September 30, 2009


The rocking chairs and table arrived this morning for the S. project.  They are beautiful and the client loves them.  Great job . . . and the curly maple wood is fabulous!

La Jolla, California

September 30, 2009


We received the chair and itís great.  Thanks very much.  I wish I could afford another one so I donít have to steal the wifeís birthday gift.  The box/crate arrived in perfect condition.

Alexandria, Virginia

September 29, 2009

Gary ó

Our rocker arrived yesterday in perfect condition.  As soon as it was out of the box my three year old asked to be rocked.  The chair is more beautiful than expected and all that was promised about comfort is true.  I enjoyed an evening rocking while my three other children had a glorious time with the giant box it came in.  Thanks again ó it is a pleasure to own something so nice.

Spokane, Washington

September 28, 2009


Another magnificent piece of furniture, many thanks.  The rocker and stool were delivered to my home today, my mother's birthday, and I have talked to her and then sent pictures late tonight.

I had told her only that I had something special for her, so I'm sure she will be as surprised as anyone when she reads the overnight email I sent just an hour ago (I didn't get home from work until after 10pm).

When I spoke to her and did not let on what it was, she was a bit concerned and asked:  "Is it alive?"  Not sure why she thought I would even consider buying her an animal, other than that I have two cats.  Well, the wood is almost alive, but no, I assured her, she won't have to feed it!

I'll be sure to let you know the reaction.  Find attached one of the pictures of the rocker in my hallway that I sent to mum.

Melbourne, Australia

September 24, 2009

Thanks!  It is beautiful!  Already has legos on it!

Sante Fe, New Mexico

Paschall Table with Williams Chairs

September 21, 2009

Gary ó

Thank you very much for the rocker.  It is the best "Nana" chair ever!

Taylor, Texas

September 21, 2009

Got them.  They are beautiful.  Thank you so much!

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

September 15, 2009


I received the table and it was in fine shape.  I'm extremely pleased, the rocker and table compliment each other very well.  I could not ask for more.  Not only is it beautiful, but so functional.  You have made me very happy.  My family and friends are so impressed with your work, just as I am.

Gary, your product speaks for it's self, but if I can ever be of help to you regarding my experience and satisfaction as a customer, please let me know.  It has been a pleasure and honor to have been your customer and to have been a small part of your life.

Thank you so much.  May God bless you and your family.
Lubbock, Texas

September 8, 2009


She definitely loves it.  Thanks for making such a beautiful chair.

Salt Lake City, Utah

September 8, 2009

Hi Gary, the chair arrived and we love it!  Your craftsmanship is so beautiful, and it arrived in perfect condition ó thank you so much for packing it so securely.  We will enjoy this rocker for years to come.

Take care!
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 3, 2009


I received the furniture yesterday.  Every piece was perfect.  I know we will enjoy and treasure the furniture for our lifetime.  It is something that our children will be able to keep in the family.  Thanks again.

Monticello, Georgia

September 2, 2009

Dear Gary,

Yes I did receive my rocker and it is beautiful.  The joinery is amazing.  I am a dentist and precision fit is something I deal with on a daily basis.  When I see the quality of your work it makes me proud to own something that was made by hand and done in a fashion that shows there are still craftsmen in America.  I will treasure it always and pass it on to the next generation when my rocking days are through.  The fit of the back rest could not be better unless you had made an impression of my back.  Thank you and your entire crew for caring about what you do.

Warmest regards,
Tulsa, Oklahoma

September 1, 2009


That will work for me.  I'm Loving my rocker, it's great.  I can't say enough good things about this rocker.  I'm so thankful I did not wait until my retirement to make this purchase, just think what I would have missed.

Thanks again,
Lubbock, Texas

August 31, 2009

Good Morning Gary,

. . . We postponed dinner until the boxes were unwrapped (Superb packing job!).  After dinner, we just rocked the night away!  Thanks so much for your personable and professional guidance through every aspect of this purchase!  We also want you to know that one unforeseen advantage of buying Weeks Rockers and Harris Stools for both of us is that as we are rocking we can look over each other's chair + stool and still enjoy the visual experience of Weeks Furnituremakers craftsmanship!

Well, I could go on & on with kudos for your design capabilities, wood selection and attention to detail!  Yet I have to step away from this terminal now and head to town.

Sorry not to have written last night . . . We were unable to extricate ourselves from our wonderful new chairs . . .

Rock on!
Prescott, Arizona

August 25, 2009


I too enjoyed the visit.  I had been looking forward to seeing your workshop for a while and was not disappointed.

I got the barstools home safely and they look great.  My family loves them as well.  Thanks again.

Midland, Texas

August 12, 2009

Dear Mr. Weeks,

They did indeed receive the rocker.  We received a delightful voice mail from K. where she said it was so pretty and comfortable and we had to come up to see it as soon as possible.  She said we had to plant our butts in it and see how good it felt.  We canít wait to see it!

Thanks again ó itís been a real pleasure to do business with you.

Santee, California

August 11, 2009

hey gary,

thanks for the e-m.  yes . . . L. has arrived and she is a delight.  she and C. are doing very well. the rocker is working out even better than expected . . . we love it.  it is smooth rocking and very comfortable.  i honestly can't imaging being a father without this chair.  thanks for making it easier for us to better nurture our daughter.

thanks again for the e-m and hope all is well in the hill country,
Alpine, Texas

August 7, 2009

Dear Gary,

Our first son, R., was born on July 23 in Dallas.  Already he is enjoying the pleasures of being rocked to sleep in our beautiful new Weeks rocker.  Itís the perfect height for anyone who wants to hold and cuddle him and comfortable for the duration of long rocking sessions!  Weíll send you a photograph as soon as we sort through the dozens taken since R. joined this world.

Thank you again for your wonderful craftsmanship.  D. and I consider ourselves mere caretakers of a beautiful piece that others will enjoy for generations to come.

All best wishes,
Dallas, Texas

August 5, 2009


The rocker, stool and table arrived on Tuesday and we are absolutely delighted with them.  M. has always wanted a rocker and never dreamt she would have such a fine rocker as the one you and your team crafted for her.

The whole process, from start to finish, has been a joy and our beautiful furniture will be treasured by the S. family for generations to come.  I canít thank you and your team enough.

As of now the rocker is sat in the living room overlooking the marina and looks unlikely to make it to the nursery ó donít be surprised if you receive another order before very long!

My sincere thanks and very best wishes
Hong Kong, China

ps  your packaging is fantastic!

July 30, 2009

Gary -

The chairs did arrive and we are so happy with them.  Having visited you, I knew what to expect;  B. accepting my choice is so pleased with the workmanship and design.  We will send you a picture of them in their new home, they really look nice.  We are having my dad and my uncle over for lunch tomorrow to inaugurate them.  The design is perfect for our little house and lifestyle.

Thank you once again for your good work and all your help in building and getting the chairs to our home.

All the best to you, your family and your crew.
J. and B.
Los Angeles, California

July 27, 2009


They delivered my rocker about 2:00 P.M. on Friday the 24th.  The Rocker made the trip without any problems.

I must confess, I was like a little boy at Christmas time, full of excitement and unbelievable expectations.  It felt great, I could hardly contain myself.  With great speed and caution I immediately uncrated the box and removed the wrapping.  I just sat down and admired this beautiful work of art.  To think there is still a remnant of such craftsmanship still around.  I feel so honored you have shared this masterpiece with me.

Also, I must inject at this time, the comfort of this rocker is just outstanding.  Again, it images the rare craftsmanship displayed in your work.

The rocker is absolutely beautiful in my Den.  It has added a new life and warmth which is hard to explain.

These words of appreciation are spoken from my heart.

May God bless you and your family in the days ahead.

Lubbock, Texas

July 26, 2009

Dear Weeks Family,

Thank you for the hard work I am sure you put into my rocker.  I especially want to thank Mr. Weeks for coming out during y'alls Fourth of July celebration so that we could pick up our chair.  He seemed very concerned about our traveling plans, but I would like him to know his knots were secure the whole way and my husband and I made it home and had the chair inside just seconds before the rain we had been expecting all day hit town.  My family was very impressed with the chair and all commented on how blessed I was to have gotten one.  Again thank you for all your work.

Best Wishes,
Midland, Texas

July 16, 2009


On behalf of C. and myself, this is to inform you that the chair arrived here safe and sound about half an hour ago.  It is sitting in our living room to compliment the other one.  The package came though very well (without the slightest damage) and the chair is beautiful (a little darker than the one we have though they will age together well).

Thanks for your attention and the workmanship you do.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

July 16, 2009

Thank you.  She likes the chair, it fits well, and said it "makes me feel maternal".

Salem, Oregon

July 14, 2009

Hi Gary,

The chairs arrived and we love them.  They fit into our small house very well, and we will certainly treasure them for many years to come . . . I hope that we can take a trip to Texas one day, and possibly meet you.  We really appreciate your personal service and obvious care in all that you do.  Best wishes and thank you again!

K. and C.
Winthrop, Washington

July 13, 2009

Hi Gary,

I can't believe I've been enjoying my rocking chair for 4 yrs, 9 mos.  I sit in it more than any other chair in my house (even the new sofa we got after we moved in to our new house).  I adore the deep rich color & patina it has developed over the years.  And I read in it all the time!

. . . when we have visitors the rocking chair is nearly always the first seat chosen by one of my lucky guests.  I'm happy to share, since I know they have to leave eventually.

Oakland, California

July 8, 2009

Dear Gary and family,

Thank you so much for the rocker.  We received it today in an unscarred crate and it is beautiful.  We're very pleased with it and have no doubt that we'll cherish it for a very, very long time.  What a beautiful work of art and what talented, perfected craftmanship.

Thank you,
K.Q., T.W. and L.Q.W.
Davis, California

May 4, 2009

Dear Gary,

The rockers and table arrived yesterday afternoon.  The rocker is very comfortable.

We do have one problem though in that the color does not match the other cherry furniture that we just purchased.  I believe your rocker is natural color and the other new furniture has a reddish stain.  Can anything be done to make them match?

Charlottesville, Virginia

April 30, 2009

happy birthday!!!  thanks for the chair!!!  i love it, fits me perfectly.  i look forward to collecting more of your pieces of art work.  thank you again,

Bloomington, Indiana

April 21, 2009


Thanks for your message.  You were indeed correct ó and right on schedule!  We received the rocking chair this morning and have been sitting in it all night.  It is really, really beautiful. Thank you so much!

Best regards,
Washington, DC

April 16, 2009


The rocker arrived in perfect condition, itís beautiful and comfortable.  A leap of faith maybe, but your web site is so well done that what we've received is exactly what we ordered.  The bonus is the fit and finish which is best appreciated by touch.  I will not hesitate to recommend you when my friends admire your work.

I canít wait to rock our Grandson,

Bakersfield, California

April 15, 2009

Gary:  The rocker was delivered this afternoon and it is beautiful and arrived in perfect condition.  Our hats are off to you, your son and all your workers ó what a great job you do and certainly it will become a family heirloom.

J. and P.G.
Alliance, Nebraska

April 14, 2009

He loved it!  And it is beautiful.  Thank you very much.  It is inside now.  Can those rockers be put outside?

Houston, Texas

April 14, 2009

Dear Gary,

The chair arrived in great shape and is indeed the most comfortable rocker Iíve ever sat in.

Thank you,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

April 9, 2009

Hello Gary Ė

The chair has arrived!  The delivery company did a great job ó they called yesterday and gave me a 2-hour delivery window; they showed up at the beginning of that window.  The package appeared completely unmolested, and the contents (chair and footstool) look perfect.

Little H. was a bit impatient to arrive; his due date was April 5, but he was born on April 2, so he's one week old today.  K. is still asleep, trying to catch up after a long night, so she has not yet seen the chair, but I'm sure she will love it.  I'll try to get a picture of mother and babe in the chair when the opportunity arises.

Thank you very much for your flexibility in finding a solution when our original specification proved problematic.  I'm sure the chair and stool will be family heirlooms handed down from generation to generation.

S. and K.B.
Seattle, Washington

March 31, 2009


They are great!  I hope to order a couple more bar stools in the future.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 30, 2009


You have mastered the secret to good web sales and customer relations.  Communications.
Thanks for the update.  I am looking forward to getting the furniture.

Be well
Charlotte, North Carolina

March 29, 2009

Thanks!  The chair is gorgeous . . . the pictures don't even do it justice!  We're looking forward to many years of rocking!

Portland, Oregon

March 25, 2009


Received the stools and rocker on Monday, as you discovered.  Stools are unpacked and sitting at my counter.  After the rest of my counter top is installed on Monday, I will be enjoying my morning coffee from one.  I partially unpacked the rocker, enough to sit in it and rock, but left most of the bubble wrap around the base as I want to cover it up if anyone is working nearby.  I am thrilled with all of the furniture.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

March 23, 2009

Hey Gary,

I received the rocker.  It is beautiful.  My boyfriend loves it!

Thanks for everything.
St. Louis, Missouri

March 20, 2009


Got the chair allright, and it's beautiful.  No scratches, no blemish of any kind.  I appreciate your checking up on it, and you can be sure that if we are ever in need (or want) of another rocking chair, we'll be calling you.

Thanks again for a wonderful product,
Louisburg, Kansas

March 14, 2009

Hello Aubrey and Gary from Nantucket!

Our new rocker and table have arrived safely.  We have uncrated, and Frank is merrily rocking away as I write this.

Thank you for fashioning this truly exquisite furniture.  We will treasure it.

Warm Regards,
Nantucket, Massachusetts

March 5, 2009

The chair arrived in perfect condition.  We love it ó it is beautiful and everyone that sits in it finds it very comfortable.

Your team has been very professional and great to work with.

I still would love to have the mesquite weeks rocker.  Maybe someday . . .

Moore, South Carolina

March 2, 2009


A long overdue follow, we love the chair, right size, comfortable, very well built and stylish, next on my list is a table from you!

Fairbanks, Alaska

February 20, 2009

Gary, I LOVE my rocker!!!  I have been on the phone all day inviting people to come over to sit in it.

I was worried that it might not get here in time.  I called the delivery people and they said Friday.  Then day before yesterday, I was shopping and I got the call.  It was at my door.  I was at first annoyed because nobody told me about the change, but he waited and was so nice about it . . . and then when I opened that box . . .

No surprise.  I knew it would be beautiful.  But when I sat in it, it was like it was made for me.  I wanted to cancel everything else I had going and just rock.

Thank you for making these terrific chairs, Gary.  I've always believed that art should be functional.  You prove that the functional can be art.

I might even share with guests.  If they're nice.

Thank you.  I will cherish it forever and give it to my new grand daughter as a wedding gift.

All the best to you and your talented family.
New Orleans, Louisiana

February 19, 2009

The rocker is beautiful, I know we will enjoy it.

Thank you,
Silverton, Colorado

February 11, 2009

Chair arrived today in pristine condition.  It exceeds all of my expectations and you should be hearing from it's new owner soon.

Winter Park, Florida

February 1, 2009

To the Weeks Family and organization,

I took possession of Rocker #1753 in mid 2007.  The rocker was impressive then and has improved over time.  The workmanship is beyond enviable.  It has survived the repeated assaults of my teenage son and his friends.  I feel as though my rocker has adjusted to my body, or maybe vice versa, to the betterment of both.  I can honestly say that it is my only material possession that I would grieve the loss of.  Its true value far exceeds the purchase price.

Thank you,
Voorhees, New Jersey

January 27, 2009

Dear Gary,

We received the rocker yesterday ó in perfect condition.  It is absolutely gorgeous!  The expert craftsmanship is clear, and the monogramming really makes it special.  Thank you!

Now, we canít wait for our new baby to be born, so that we can put the chair to good use! Thank you again!

Irvine, California

January 22, 2009


Inspector Closeau went to Colusa and found the table and chair in perfect condition.

Very beautiful wood and much appreciated.

Colusa, California

January 20, 2009

Dear Gary,

The chairs arrived today in fine shape, just as Barack Obama was taking the oath of office.  The delivery man paused in his work to watch it with us.  The chairs look lovely in our living room. Very, very nice.

Danville, Indiana

January 16, 2009


We received the chairs two days ago.

They are fine pieces of work.  The design, meticulous craftsmanship and the walnut you used are first rate.  We have now sat in our own chairs for a couple of hours and found them to be very comfortable, although we knew they would be since we had a trial chair a few months ago.

Knoxville, Tennessee

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