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Testimonials 2016

December 14, 2016


I'm sorry for not messaging sooner.  The chair has arrived.  It is beautiful, comfortable, and we are thrilled to bring it with us as we become parents.

Thank you again for the time and care you put into it.  It means a lot to us.  We'll send another photo with someone in it once the baby is born!

Olympia, WA

December 12, 2016


I received your work of art and it is in a prominent place — my bed room.  It is such a pleasure to deal with someone that is an expert in their craft.  If I decide that my old chair needs attention I will be in touch.

Peace and best wishes to you, your family, and your organization.

Washington, LA

December 3, 2016

Hi Gary,

I love my new rocker and footstool!  The craftsmanship is outstanding.  Sorry I didn't meet you too.  And Austin took great care of me.  Will see you next time!

Houston, TX

October 29, 2016

Hello Gary,

We are at home with our wonderful pecan rocker, and we are so very pleased.  Now, we must have the small pecan table to have next to our beautiful chair.  We would like the 15 x 20 x 24 side table.  We are very patient, so when you decide to make tables, we would most appreciate you making us one.

We stopped by the blue barn and so enjoyed seeing your work and visiting with all the lovely people there. They can't say enough wonderful things about you, and I can certainly see why.  Your work is superb. What a lovely place to spend the evening.

San Antonio, Texas

October 26, 2016

Hello Gary,

We were sorry to have missed you during our visit, but want to tell you what a privilege it was to visit your workshop and to meet Austin.  He was so pleasant and informative, and is very much a credit to his parents.

Your rocking chair has indeed found an appreciative home; we can't get over how comfortable — and how beautifully made — it is.  It's got quite a few rocking miles on it already!  Please, if you're ever up around our way . . . give us a call.  We'd love to meet you!

M. & R.
Boiling Spring, South Carolina

October 21, 2016


Please forgive my late response!
Thanks to you and Austin for hosting me on a tour of your operations.
I am delighted with the barstools, and they have become a part of my cherished weekend morning tradition of sipping a good latte and searching diligently through the papers for a shred of good news.  The stools are comfy!
I take solace in my visit with you and am encouraged by your company, your people, and what you do.

Best Regards,
Flower Mound, Texas

October 20, 2016


It is wonderful.  Got it yesterday.  Even my builder, who built my house and is a 'good ole boy' was really impressed.  He sat in the rocker and I had to ply him out.  He was also impressed with the joints of the furniture.
I am able to eat at my counter for the first time.
I am so happy.
I was planning on sending an email but you beat me to it.

Thank you!
Oak Island, North Carolina

October 20, 2016

Good morning Gary,

Although it would have been a pleasure to visit with you again, rest assured that Austin and Becca took very good care of me.  And your blessing is prescient about rocking in peace and good health since the second beautiful rocker ends S.'s and my animated competition for the first one.

Your artistic talent is exceeded only by your kindness.  Thank you for both!

All best,
Wimberley, Texas

October 11, 2016

Hi Gary!  Thanks for checking in.  We have received all 4 and unboxed 2 of the 4.  Both are flawless in appearance and super comfy.  The other shipping crates showed no more wear than the first two, so I think they should be fine.  It is that time of year when some of the outside tasks around the house preparing for winter take priority.  We should get to open up the last two sometime this week.

Thanks for your dedication to craftsmanship and quality design.  Have not found better in any price range!

Thanks again,
Mequon, Wisconsin

October 9, 2016


First — the barstools are amazing.  The grain and curl are fantastic, the finish smooth as glass and the workmanship, as always, first-rate.  Great work — many thanks.  I think those stools represent the 11th and 12th pieces we have of yours, including the Œerrant" chair . . .

. . . I'm fascinated by all the work that goes on in your shop and all of the environmental and safety improvements you are constantly making.  You run a pretty cutting-edge operation while managing to produce beautiful art and keep meals on a lot of family tables.  Thatıs pretty cool.

Best to you, Leslie and all the team.
Glencoe, Illinois

October 8, 2016

Good morning Weeks Family,

Letting you know I received my rocker and am enjoying it very much.  The delivery was sooner than expected and the chair is in perfect condition.  I can't wait to have people in to enjoy my new chair.  It's so nice to own such a beautifully crafted item.

Warm regards,
Boca Raton, FL


I just broke down the box for recycling and am amazed at the construction!  No wonder you have few problems with shipping!!!  The storm was not as bad as predicted  )(thank you God) and everything went well.  It's so much work to shutter up and prepare inside and out but I went through Andrew and know what can happen.

Thanks again,
Boca Raton, FL

September 16, 2016

Dear Mr. Weeks,

Your beautiful rocker arrived this afternoon and it was exactly as J. hoped it would be!  It felt just the same as his memories of the feel and comfort of our son's Weeks' rocker.  Your workmanship is exquisite. The finish has the feel of a fine silk satin.  We are both so pleased and happy with our purchase.  Many thank you's to you and your staff.

Palm Harbor, FL

September 14, 2016

The van just left and our house now looks like a home with a real dining table and chairs and the rocker in the living room.  No more card table and garden chair.  We will send some photos soon.  Many thanks again for your beautiful craftsmanship.

J. and D.
The Sea Ranch, CA

August 31, 2016

Dear Mr. Weeks,

I have received my rocking chair.  I love it!!  All I can say is WOW.

The wood is so smooth to the touch that we can't keep our hands off of it.  The chair is so comfortable.  I sit in it for 3–5 hours a day while teaching school to my 7 children.  I must admit that there have been arguments over whose turn it is to sit in it.  I love the craftsmanship as well.  I was skeptical about all the positive reviews, but not a one of them is wrong.  Thank you!  In fact my two oldest children are trying to decide if they should use their saved money to purchase a rocking chair instead of a car.  They hope you stay in business for a long time since they want you to make all their furniture when they move out.  They have spent all weekend looking at the products on your website.  Hope that makes your day! . . .

Plainfield, Illinois

August 29, 2016


Yes, my chair and footstool did arrive and I have admired them all weekend.  It is extremely comfortable and fits me perfectly!  It is the nicest rocker I have ever had the opportunity to sit in.  And I like the color — from the photographs it looks like there are quite a variety of shades in the walnut.  The walnut rocker on the website is a dark color while some of the email pictures were quite a bit paler with more of a yellow tint.  So this one is very nice.  I also like how there is almost an iridescent quality to the grain so it is quite an artistic and interesting chair to look at, as well as being so comfortable.

Thank you very much for the beautiful chair,
Dunedin, Florida

August 25, 2016

Hello Gary and Leslie —

The rocker was delivered yesterday.  The box was in reasonably good condition; the edge guards are brilliant.  The delivery guy and I opened the box and removed the chair but did not unwrap it.  Everything looked undamaged and I signed for it.  I unwrapped it this morning and brought it inside.  It is beautiful; an extraordinary piece of craftsmanship.  I sat on it and immediately smiled because it is exactly as described on your website.  Every surface is perfect.  It is so comfortable.  I was mostly unsure about there being only 4 slats in back but my concerns were unwarranted.  I am looking forward to a rainy day to sit there by my window and read a good book, not that I won't be enjoying it on nice days, too.

Thank you,
Liberty Lake, Washington

August 22, 2016

Hi Gary,

I have been meaning to write to you for several days . . .

The table and chairs were delivered as promised without incident.  All packing appeared to be intact from your preparation.

We just love the table and chairs.  They are so beautiful.  Your blending of fine craftsmanship and elegance stand out.  The chairs compliment your rocking chair that is nearby.

Thank you for caring to create such fine furniture.

Santa Maria, California

August 21, 2016


I hope you are well.  A couple of folks around here think the bench is the most comfortable seating we've seen from your shop.  That is saying quite a piece.

All the best,
Santa Monica, California

August 16, 2016

Dear Gary,

They are perfect!  Thank you so much — we could not be happier.

Also, what a treat to have them arrive in boxes decorated with the children's artwork on the top.  How adorable!

Thank you again for our beautiful and so comfortable bar stools!
Gary Weeks bar stools in patron setting

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

August 16, 2016

To confirm, the chair has been received and looks great.  Really nice work & thanks also for the follow up throughout the shipping process.

Much appreciated,
Evanston, Illinois

August 15, 2016


Yes, the rockers and accessories were delivered.  We're soooo pleased; they're better than we imagined!

We've already decided to pass them on to our kids when they have children . . . then we'll purchase more. Please keep building!

Thank you,
K. & J.
Mount Airy, Maryland

August 15, 2016

Hi Gary,

I was just cleaning out my email and found this from you, coming up on 10 years ago!  We still love the rocker and I enjoy and admire it on a daily basis.  Thank you so much for what you do!

Brooklyn, New York

August 15, 2016


Yes, we received the box decorated by a grand daughter  (I presume) containing a remarkable creation . . .

We had you ship the cherry rocker to us in KS, as we plan to carry it with us as we travel next week to NY for a family gathering with J and S  (the recipient).  This will afford us the luxury of watching their response to its arrival in their lives in person.

And, that will be a delight!!  The decorated box will be opened to a marvelous creation.  Well conceived, the execution was flawless with a reverence for the material.  The idea of the many days of sun and rain and snow in the growing of a tree(s) to produce the wood that your capable hands crafted into an instrument  (a thing of beauty in itself) that S. will slowly introduce another being into the rhythms of existence in . . . let the music ebb and flow . . .

So, though I took a week to acknowledge my reaction to your work in hopes of getting the words right, it boils down to a simple Thank You.  My admiration and respect to you and your son and your crew for sharing beauty with us and those who follow us.

Till then . . . may the gods grace you all with health and well being

Manhattan, Kansas

August 8, 2016

Dear Gary (and team)

I absolutely love the chair.  Somehow my favorite little touch is the way my hands fit around the ends of the armrests, I know you sloped it there and I really like what you did.  And everything else is fantastic. One of my best purchases ever.

Berwyn, Illinois

July 25, 2016

Dear Gary,

My apologies for not writing sooner.  Yes, they arrived and are beautiful!

They complement our new kitchen perfectly.  I especially enjoy the offset footrests, my husband is 6'5" and uses the lower one, while I am 5'3" and use the higher one.  Such a thoughtful design detail.  Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship.  A few action shots for you and your team . . . as you can see, they also work as cat beds.
Gary Weeks stool as cat bed

Take care, and thanks again,
Lake Forest Park, WA

July 14, 2016


Yes the chair and foot rest stool arrived last Thursday.  Everything looks great!  I appreciate you figuring out a way to sand blast the "Z..." sign design onto the chair.  The quality of your work is impressive.
Thank you.

Papillion, Nebraska

June 28, 2016

We received the barstools this morning.  They are truly works of art.  We will be enjoying them for many years.

Scarsdale, NY

June 27, 2016


I am refinishing my mahogany rocker, I purchased from you in 2007, and have a question about what type of Penofin Penetrating Oil you normally use on mahogany.  There are quite a few choices and I want to make sure I get the right one.

My chair has served me well, it has been outside on my covered porch since I brought it home and I sit in it almost everyday.  It is still the most comfortable wooden rocker I have ever found.  After cleaning it, it looks almost brand new, except for the "character" my dog chewed on the ends of the bottom of the rocker.

Your assistance and the quality craftsmanship is appreciated!

Katy, TX

June 14, 2016


It did!  The pieces are beautiful, and we couldn't be happier.

We very much appreciate all of the care taken to craft and deliver the furniture.  We will certainly be recommending the work most highly.  Thank you!

Do you have advice for proper care?

Newcastle, WA

June 6, 2016

Gary, Austin and others:

First above anything else, thank you so much from the M. family for providing what has to be the most comfortable and relaxing chair in our entire house.  Not a day goes by where we don't admire its beauty or sit in its welcoming form.  Upon its arrival, I claimed it as my primary chair in the house.  Upon the birth of our daughter, mom has summarily displaced me from this fictitious right and uses it every day for nursing, comforting as well as some well deserved napping.  Each person that puts eyes on it for the first time is really quite taken with its beauty and craftsmanship.  We couldn't be more happy with having this chair in our house and as part of our family.  It will truly last a lifetime and beyond and I couldn't be more proud to pass this piece along to the future M. generation.

Thanks again for providing such a wonderful piece.  We absolutely love it.
D. & T.
Houston, TX

June 6, 2016


The chair arrived today and it is beautiful and comfortable.  The stool is also great.
Gary did a great job picking out the walnut.  It is more beautiful than I imagined and it matches perfectly.
You have also been very nice and helpful and I would like Gary to give you a hug from me and I'd also like you to give him a hug from me.
The driver who delivered it from MainFreight was very helpful and very nice so everything went very smoothly.
I look forward to relaxing comfortably in my new rocking chair.  Oh, I am 6'3" and A. is 5'2" and it seems to fit both of us.

Thanks again for everything.
Marcellus, NY

June 1, 2016

Hi Gary and Becca — the rocker is a huge success.  My wife was quite surprised and loves it already.  I enjoy running my hand along the incredibly silky smooth wood as I walk by and marvel at the craftsmanship.  That's a really good shipping company that you guys work with as well.  Again, we couldn't be happier with our Gary Weeks rocking chair.

Ft. Collins, CO

May 25, 2016

Dear Mr. Weeks.

We have had many good conversations in the past.  Our chairs are still a blessing to our family and the Rocker is the highlight of the living room.

The Mesquite Rocker can sit in a cabin in the wilderness or in the White House and wouldn't be out of place in either!
It's a Gary Weeks!

Your friend,
Mannington, WV

May 24, 2016


The desk is everything we expected and we are extremely pleased.  The craftsmanship is outstanding.
Thank you very much!

Tulsa, OK

May 18, 2016

Gary Weeks Team,

Wanted to assure you that the rocker arrived in perfect condition and the freight delivery driver was exceedingly nice and helpful getting it out of the box.

What a beautiful rocker.  We knew you were the one to build it when we discovered your furniture. Thanks for the family heirloom our little girl and entire family will cherish.  As a dad to be I have already been practicing my rocking technique!  Very comfortable!

Thanks again on behalf of my mother and my wife and me.  Best to you and your family and the entire team at Gary Weeks!

Asheville, NC

May 11, 2016


The Weeks Rocker and Harris Stool arrived yesterday.

I must say, I've never had a customer experience quite like this — from the ease of ordering, the meticulous and thoughtful packaging, the hand-written note from Becca included inside — oh, and the Rocker and Stool are even better than imagined.

Thank you all for a truly wonderful product and a delightful customer experience.

Lake Orion, MI

April 26, 2016


The rocker came today and it is gorgeous and is so comfortable!  I am very impressed that it does indeed fit perfectly.  All the research you all did to discover the perfectly ergonomic rocking chair is incredibly rewarding.  (All for your consumers!)  Please tell all at the shop that they are indeed the best craftsmen ever!  The beauty and the fit are unmatched anywhere.

Peoria, IL

April 22, 2016

Hi Gary,

The rocker has indeed made it to K. and J. and they are so very excited.  It made it there safe and sound.  K. thinks it is absolutely beautiful and could not be happier.  Thank you for letting us bring a beautiful and comforting part of Wimberley to K., J. and our future grand-daughter.

Have a great weekend and Thank you for everything,
M. & C.
Wimberley, TX

April 15, 2016

Hi Gary . . .

I so love your rocking chair, as does everyone who goes rocking in it!  It is art, beauty and comfort all in one.

Union City, NJ

April 6, 2016

Hey Gary,

We got the rocker.  It's absolutely gorgeous, and sitting in it brings me right back to my time in our house in Wimberley.  It's more meaningful to me than I can ever express.  We feel the love you've all put into it, and I we can't thank you enough.  And thank you for the kind words.  We will be rocking our boy to sleep as long as he can fit in our arms.

Thank you all so very much.

Kind regards and with much love,
D. & A.
Portland, OR

March 29, 2016

Hi Gary,

I did receive the chair yesterday  (conveniently both earlier than expected and on a day I was off from work).  Very happy with the look and comfort of the chair.  I'm looking forward to seeing the cherry age over time, as I think it will end up looking even better than it does now.  Great work, and thanks for the early shipment!

South St. Paul, MN

March 18, 2016


We got it in perfect shape and it is absolutely beautiful.  She loves it.  She is rocking our granddaughter in it this afternoon.
Thanks for everything.

Midland, TX

March 17, 2016

Hi Becca,

Received my chair yesterday in good condition, thanks to your superb box and packing. When I saw the chair without the wrapping, the first thing that came to mind is:  "Boy, that certainly is a Texas size chair!" It is a little larger than I had anticipated, but very comfortable for my size.  Already enjoying my rocker and I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

Thank you,
Hamden, CT

March 17, 2016

Gary —

Thanks for the follow up and the message.  I figured the shipping thing was just some confusion so absolutely no problem at all.

Tiffany was home today and received the chair and said it is absolutely stunning and incredibly comfortable.  I am at work, but excited to get home and try it out.  From the pictures she sent me, it looks exquisite.

Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful chair.  It will be in our family for generations to come.

It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you in Santa Fe.  You have a wonderful loving family and I believe that comes out in the furniture you create.

Thanks again for helping us create a caring and comfortable world for our daughter to be a part of.

Houston, TX

March 16, 2016


Hope this e-mail finds you all doing great.
Today my rocking chair arrived.  What a great day!  It arrived in perfect condition.  The trucker was great and very interested in ordering a chair from you folks. I gave him your information.
Now, the chair is gorgeous!!  Walnut matches are perfect.
Color is fantastic.  I can not complain about anything!
Upon first sitting on the rocker my body just melted into the chair and I have only gotten up to let you folks know how wonderful this chair is  (you probably already know this)
Thank you soo very much.

Newcastle, CA

March 15, 2016

Taken from Yelp:

I bought the Mesquite rocker from Gary weeks about 5 yrs ago; it is a work of art and by far the most comfortable rocker I have ever had.  The craftsmanship is terrific and the wood lovely, it is a well engineered product.  Further, Gary and Co. stand behind their product.  I recently had a break in one of the rockers and when I contacted them, they stood behind their warranty and arranged a repair.  They crafted a new rocker and made sure that it was repaired correctly by a craftsman they knew and trusted in my location.  That kind of integrity is hard to come by now days.  Thanks Gary!  I'm back in the rocker again and couldn't be happier.

Albuquerque, NM

March 3, 2016

Gary, Becca, and Staff,

I received my cherry rocker today and, like the previous one I ordered several years ago, it is exquisite!  It truly is perfect in every detail.
Your chairs are one of the few things in life that are crafted to be handed down to generations, as this one will.  I have gifted my older chair to my best friend and life partner who, I'm sure, will pass it down to her beautiful family.

I have a very small condominium and when guests visit, they invariably gravitate to your chair.  Everyone remarks how beautiful it is and simply can't believe a wooden rocker can be so comfortable.  Honestly, your chair should be displayed in the Smithsonian!!

I'm so glad I decided to have you dowel and spline the chair in maple.  A small thing to some, perhaps, but it seems to add an even greater artisan touch to your rocker.  As the cherry darkens with age, those details will become even more beautiful.

Thank you again for crafting a piece of artisan furniture that comforts the body and speaks to the soul. Those who own one of your rockers will resonate with that statement.

Warmest Regards
Everett, WA

March 2, 2016

Good Morning Gary

Thank you for the very good experience of ordering and receiving the rocker from you.  Along with the good craftsmanship of the rocker I am confident my Mom and many members of the family will enjoy the peaceful moment of rocking in your beautiful chair.  Many thanks again.

Best regards,
Hong Kong, China

February 22, 2016

It is here and it is absolutely wonderful.  Me and my three week old baby are making good use of it.  Thank you so much.

North Newton, KS

February 22, 2016

Gary —

I've been meaning to drop you a note.  They are, in a word, perfect.  My wife and I are now very attached to what is our breakfast nook.  I cannot tell you how much we enjoy the furniture you make, and beyond that, the customer service you provide.  Fans forever!

All the best,
Silver Spring, MD

February 20, 2016

We love it.  It is handsome, and more importantly, it's comfortable for each of us.  Good work!  Artful and magically ergonomic.

B. & C.
Kansas City, MO

February 18, 2016

Hi Becca,

We have received the lovely rocking chairs and their playhouse-sized boxes, so all are happy at our house. I wonder if you have considered the marital consequences of making such great chairs — The night they arrived, the Husband and I were sitting in them long after bedtime, talking and reading into the wee hours, so comfortable that we lost track of time.

They are just right.  Thank you very much.

Norfolk, VA

February 16, 2016

Dear Gary,

Thanks for your kind note.

Yes, I was sorry not to be able to tag along for the pickup.  My work schedule and a vehicular breakdown required me to stay in Austin.

As to the chairs, they are a delight.  I'm sitting in one of the new ones right now.  And as I mentioned, I've parked my tush in many different chairs over my writing career and your arm chair is simply the best.

Warm regards,
Austin, TX

February 3, 2016


The shipment arrived yesterday as expected along with your note.  I'm sure the chair will be a big hit !  Bill W. and I couldn't wait until the event.  We had to open the carton yesterday behind closed doors and take a look  (and sit) and then repack it carefully to go to the convention center.

I think David will be blown away with the quality and the personalization plaque.  The box is creating a lot of curiosity around here . . . should be fun tomorrow night.

So glad you could pull this off for us.  Thanks so much, Becca.
(Tell the kids we really liked their drawings, too.  So fun.)

Geneseo, IL

January 19, 2016

Hi Becca,

Thanks for checking in with me!  Yes, there was a slight delay as I was not home the first time Fedex tried to make the delivery and therefore I asked them to transfer and hold the stools at a local site for pickup.  I have the stools now, and I could not be happier with them!  They are absolutely beautiful.  I feel so lucky to have such a finely crafted functional piece in my home.  Thanks to everyone at the company.
Gary Weeks stools

Cupertino, CA

January 11, 2016

Gary — the rockers arrived safe and sound and look fantastic.  They have surpassed our expectations!  I will send you some pictures when the weather is a little better.

Many thanks.

Garrison, NY

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