Our Rocking Chair is Beautiful
Here we collect the testimonials to the beauty of the handmade rocking chairs made by Gary Weeks and Company. You will find other Testimonial Categories in the sidebar navigation to the left.
December 22, 2015
Hi Gary, Austin and Becca — the trestle desk arrived right on time today and is just perfect! You were absolutely right — the maple and walnut look great together. It fits the space beautifully and is quite comfortable to work on (maybe too comfortable). And as you can see, even the dogs are enjoying it!
Thanks again for your advice and great work. And a special thanks for the little maple inlays on the ends of the stretcher — those are the details that turn a beautiful piece of furniture into a work or art!
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
November 14, 2012
I have the chair, and I am very pleased, not only with the comfort of the chair, but also with the aesthetics of it. In terms of visual aesthetics, the chair is pleasing to the eye in that it is simple and sinuous in a zen-like way. In terms of tactile aesthetics, the sensation of running one's hands over the arms and curves of the chair is one of great satisfaction.
June 6, 2012
Some people think I am off my rocker. Now I can ask them, "which one"?
The Curley maple and the cherry look great as a pair. Dorothy loves them
both. They are the focal point of the house.
Work of art is an understatement. They are beautiful.
Thank you all,
February 14, 2012
The chair arrived today. It is gorgeous! Love the color and smooth sanding. Looks like it was carved out of marble but more complicated angles so refined and the way the angles catch the light or the light enhances the subtle angles. I love the details and angles and curves. So sculptural. This should be on the cover of Sports Illustrated or Fine Woodworking magazine. I love the front columns the size, tapered and sculpted column like quality of them and the way the seat fits into them, it is stunning. Can't stop touching it. I will be working on wood tripods today but I think my eyes will be on the chair.
Thank-you. It arrived in perfect condition.
December 30, 2011
J.'s rocker arrived as you said in your note. Everything was just fine. We especially enjoyed the hand and foot decoration by your young one on the carton. ;-)
I am a potter by avocation (with some woodworking thrown in). I have always been interested in the integration of form and function, aesthetic and utility, in creating pots and other things. Your chair does so exceptionally well. I can see the attention to detail in both design and execution. A beautiful, can't keep my hands off it rocking chair. Deceptively simple, perfectly executed. Nicely done!
True to your web site, the chair fit everyone in the family, ranging from a small 5'2" to a tall 6'2", whether simply rocking or holding little S. and rocking him to sleep.
We are all delighted. Thank you!
December 2, 2011
Just wanted to let my whole family know that the wonderful gift you gave me on my birthday arrived at our home yesterday. It came on a truck and was boxed as if it was the lost ark from "Raiders". Once opened, I knew why. Truly, it is now the most beautiful piece of furniture we have in our home or in Willowbrook for that matter. I've never seen such a work of art like this chair. You can tell that someone spent an awful lot of time and effort into creating such a piece. It's absolutely beautiful, and as comfortable as a leather sofa. Thank-You all very, very much. I canΉt wait to sit in it as I watch A. pace back and forth in the room to try and get the baby to sleep!
October 12, 2011
I received the chair yesterday and it gathered lots of spectators at work! We were able to fit it in my hatchback for transit home and it's found a temporary home in the middle of our nursery until I can move a bookshelf out of the way. It is just stunning and rocks like a dream. Our little "Peach" (her name for now) and I had a nice rock and read last night before bed. I enjoyed Bela's artwork on the crate lid also, please let her know. Thank you for your work and care in providing us with such a beautiful chair!
September 12, 2011
Dear Gary the rocker arrived not long after we spoke and I was on the phone with the shipper. It is a gift for my wife from her children. She is thrilled by it, as am I. It would be a great addition to our house even if no one ever sat in it! Just to look at it or touch it brings a smile of pleasure. I'll give you an update on the joy of sitting in it once I gain some experience.
Thanks so much!
August 31, 2011
Dear Gary and Austin,
I unwrapped the chair first thing this morning and was absolutely
stunned! I could not be more pleased with the craftsmanship, the design, and the comfort. The back support is just right, and everyone who has sat in it feels it must have been made for them alone. The wood is beautiful, and you captured the grain perfectly! I thank you both, and hope you will pass along my sincere thanks to everyone who contributed in creating my chair.
I am trained as an engineer and tend to favor function over form, much to the dismay of my daughters (ages 19 and 22), who are both talented artists and take the opposite view. When I first sat in the chair I
was reminded of the quote from William Morris: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." The Weeks rocker is a sublime combination of aesthetics and function that satisfies both conditions perfectly. I have already promised to buy each a Weeks rocker of their own when they establish their own households in a few years. (So don't go and retire any time soon, please . . .)
I am attaching a photo, and I'm sure you will agree that the rocker has found an absolutely ideal place to be treasured (and shown off!).
Durham, North Carolina
P.S. Please let Bela know how pleased I was to find her beautiful drawing atop the carton this morning. I am sending a thank you to her in the mail on Monday . . .
July 17, 2011
The rocker just arrived and is so beautiful! I thought you'd enjoy a photo
of it on our porch facing the lake. We couldn't resist "starting" it there
so we could read in it on a beautiful afternoon, before it goes into the living room.
It couldn't be more lovely. And we loved the artwork from your granddaughter!! Another budding artist in the family!
B. and R.
Meredith, New Hampshire
June 10, 2011
It certainly has been a real pleasure working with you as well. We are extremely pleased with our furniture. The figure on the table top is incredible, and the figure detail in the chair seats wow!. It's only going to get better as the wood ages. These are true pieces of art and we could not be happier. When the set is all together we'll take some great pictures and send them to you.
Many thanks to you and your team!
Nashua, New Hampshire
April 27, 2011
Every morning I sit in my rocker and rock gently as I start my day with a cup of coffee. It is so very beautiful, and everyone who comes in our home winds up sitting there and going into a kind of trance.
I'm sorry I haven't written sooner to thank you for creating it for our home, but I wanted to get some photographs taken of it to show you the space it occupies in our lives.
I love not only how it looks, how it feels to sit in it and lean my head back, but also the touch of it under my palms. The wood is silky and luscious to the touch and the motion takes me back to a very old place I don't even consciously remember.
It is my favorite piece of furniture in the whole house; thank you for sharing your art with us. I can tell it was made with love.
April 26, 2011
My husband bought a beautiful mesquite rocker from you I'll have to look on the bottom to remember when. We have enjoyed it in our living room and it is indeed comfortable as well as a thing of beauty. We still marvel at the mesquite, very precious.
December 16, 2010
No amount of web-surfing prepared me for the scale and presence of the chair. It's much more sculpted than I expected, and I'm delighted.
Ok, so no damage (kudos on your packing skills). The back splat is pretty dang incredible. And, as advertised, I like the sit. I suspect I'll love the sit soon enough . . .
Lastly, please thank Bela on my behalf for the lovely Christmas tree rendering on the box.
San Francisco, California
December 13, 2010
Every time I walk into the living room and see the new rocking chair, I smile. It's just so beautiful and elegant. And the walnut was well worth waiting for it looks so deep and rich. Everyone who has seen it admired your extraordinary workmanship. It's also the most comfortable rocking chair I've ever sat in!
My husband hasn't seen his birthday present "in person" yet, but he's sussed
out your web site and he thinks the rocker is simply gorgeous! I know he'll be as thrilled as I was when he does see it. I'll let you know.
I suppose it does take a leap of faith to order furniture on line from persons unknown, but clearly my trust was well placed. And you can be sure that when anyone admires our new rocking chair, I will tell him exactly where it comes from!
Please feel free to share my comments with those who work with you and anyone thinking about ordering your beautiful furniture. I expect they'd be as happy as I am with the purchase.
Thank you again and again.
San Francisco, California
November 8, 2010
You may remember us; we bought a beautiful dining set and two rockers when we redid our Pocono home several years ago. They continue to look fabulous and just last night I was rocking in the cherry rocker before a beautiful fire and was feeling all was right with the world. Everybody who visits us comments on the beauty and comfort of these pieces.
July 3, 2010
I am rocking away as I type this email. This rocker is more beautiful than I could have imagined. The finish is astounding! And it's absolutely just as comfortable as you've promised it would be.
I'm actually an amateur woodworker myself and will be building a crib and dresser for our new arrival. I'd already intended to use maple, but I'm afraid I'll never be able to achieve the glass-like finish of the rocker. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you again for allowing us to purchase one of your rockers. I trust it will be a valued member our family for many many years to come.
Heh . . . is it bad if the rocker is putting the soon to be daddy to sleep! ;)
June 11, 2010
Yes, it came at noon today. It's more beautiful than even the pictures conveyed more figure than I could see in the photos. Super comfy!
March 17, 2010
Approximately three or so years ago, I received a walnut rocker which you made for me in your shop. I have never gotten around to contacting you and expressing my unwavering delight with this beautiful rocker. It is, of course, optimally comfortable comfortable for most anyone choosing to sit in it. I have
difficulty sitting in the rocker, because I'd rather look at it, being the elegant, gorgeously crafted piece that it is. At any rate, Mr. Weeks, thank you for a wonderful addition to my home. I, along with my children, and grand children thank you.
January 26, 2010
rocker is drop dead gorgeous and in perfect condition. you're to thank in all the ways,
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
October 29, 2009
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.
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.
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.
K.Q., T.W. and L.Q.W.
April 16, 2009
The rocker arrived in perfect condition, its 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 cant wait to rock our Grandson,
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!
December 20, 2008
First, if I were to inform you that the rocker arrived but was a debacle of kindling with really nothing left to return, would you send me a new one with no questions asked? If that be the case, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Disregard the following.
We received the rocker in excellent shape on the 10th of December. I placed it in our living room and four days later my beloved discovered it finally! That is less a comment on her powers of observation and more of a comment that our lives have been a bit hectic. I now find her sitting in it, rocking, with what I can only describe as a slightly goofy grin on her face. I believe that she likes it.
I must tell you that it is rare in my experience to find excellent artistic ability combined with superb craftsmanship and we couldn't be more pleased with the rocker, in spite of the fact that it was made with firewood. Thank you. It will be an heirloom to be passed on to the next generation.
Happy Holidays. I look forward to hearing from you. And if the first paragraph applies, please disregard the rest of this missive.
December 6, 2008
Hello Mr Weeks and Company,
I just wanted to let you know that we got the chair and it's beautiful.
My wife hasn't seen your website, but her comments echo what others have already said:
"A work of art"
"Looks like it belongs in a museum"
She especially made me smile when she sat in the chair and said, "It
fits me so nice, is this made for short people?"
It felt great to give this to her from the whole family. Thanks for your quick, professional, and beautiful work!
Santa Barbara, California
October 31, 2008
Many thanks for your email. Let me start by quoting my 12 year old son, who said about 2 days after the chair arrived, "you know Dad, this is the first time in my life that I have ever looked at a piece of furniture and thought it was truly beautiful."
The chair arrived in perfect condition and is, as my son noted, truly beautiful. I have been sitting in it every chance I get (often to the consternation of my family members who would like me to do some other things around the house). I typically am quite methodical about making purchases, but this was an extreme example. I contemplated ordering a rocking chair from you for about ten years. I'm sorry I waited so long, but I'm also at a point when I can truly appreciate the effort that went into making it. I like it more every time I sit in it.
You make a remarkable finished product, of which you should be very proud.
May 23, 2008
Thank you so much for the refinishing offer. I don't think the chair would fit in my car or I would take you up on it.
I have to tell you that chair is the most beautiful work of art I have ever purchased. The moment I saw it, I knew it would be coming home with me. You are so incredibly talented. I paid $1,000 for it at Whit Hanks. I remember because it was my Christmas bonus check from work. I knew if I did not buy it, I would regret it.
Thank you so much for the years of enjoyment and the wonderful memories of rocking my baby girls over the years
May 22, 2008
We received the chair and absolutely love it. In fact, our baby loves it too! Excellent craftsmanship truly a work of art. Thanks again for expediting the order. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
May 21, 2008
The Gary Weeks Rocker: Mesquite
Glass is yet to compare to its smoothness.
Exquisite elegance that can go from a log cabin to the White House, from "Maws" porch to the Smithsonian and never be out of place.
Truly an antique in the future that will be a prized treasure.
Beauty that delights the eye and blessed for the body to behold!
The Dining Chair. Walnut
An unmatched masterpiece. I have never owned nor had the pleasure of dining in a chair with such character. The lumbar support while eating and the support of the thighs is unparralled in the dining experience.
Buy the Best First and youll never regret it!
Gary Weeks is an artist that quickly becomes a friend~!
Natchez, Mississippi Native
Mannington, West Virginia residence
May 8, 2008
Thank you for your email and concern about arranging delivery of the rocker I ordered. I received the rocker yesterday. It is an incredible work of art! I'm already thinking about ordering another!
April 23, 2008
Thank you so much for the chair . . . It is so beautiful. There was no damage to the crate at all. When it was delivered today I knew I was in for a real treat when I saw how much care and attention to detail went into building the crate alone. Even the screw holes on the crate were countersunk. There was more attention to detail in the crate alone than most people put into building their chairs. The chair is truly a beautiful work of art. I can't wait to give it to my wife on her birthday. She is going to be so excited. The only thing I am not happy about is that it has to stay at my parents house for the next month until her birthday.
True to your word the chair is comfortable for people of all sizes. My mom is 5'-04" tall and she loves it, my dad is 6'-00" tall and he loves it, and I am 6'-04" and I love it. Thanks again, you have blessed my family with a chair that will be with us throughout our lives and give us a lifetime of memories and happiness.
April 15, 2008
It is the most beautiful piece in our nursery, by far and has already been praised as a "family heirloom" . . . I do look forward to rocking my baby come June.
March 24, 2008
I'm sorry I did not let you know sooner that we received the chair and I appreciate your attention through the delivery process (although after seeing the chair, detail is not to be wondered at). I've had this e-mail percolating in my head since we got the rocker and just haven't had the time to send it.
This will probably be the 1938th letter of its kind, but this being our chair, we are absolutely in love with it. Upon pulling it out of the crate, I couldn't believe how smooth the finish felt. It was a different feeling from a varnished piece of furniture where your hand sticks and slides. Here I could feel the wood glide underneath my hand. Since I am not accustomed to encountering this in furniture (this being my first purchase of quality furniture), it delighted me to no end, and that is where my first impression lay. As far as the sitting and rocking, it fits like a glove. It is such a natural feel.
Of course, I only get a few opportunities at it as my wife, S., has taken it over as hers (as I suppose it was intended), and I assume from her long occupations of it, that she is quite pleased with it as well. S. is a yoga teacher, and now, she does all of her class planning and reading in the rocker, and she also likes to listen to music and read to our unborn son while rocking away, getting him acclimated to the motion. Finding her there gives me great joy and visions of my wife and baby together and visions of a happy family to come.
Last I just want to say it is a beautiful rocker, and what seems obvious, becomes delightful as I notice the details of the chair. Upon receiving it, I challenged myself to look at it and discover the whys of it, as far as being a superior piece of furniture. The fine symmetry of the piece and the off beat notes that pop-up balance the eye and gives cheer to investigation. I noticed in the legs, the figure of the wood (a term I learned through your explanation on your website) are symmetrical in the front and the back in both direction and placement. The lines turn and peak at exactly opposite points and I wonder at the challenge of its making. And peering at the glimmer of the surface, you get the sense of depth that exists beyond what you can touch. And I get the sense, that like still water, it will become clearer as the years settle upon it. I am looking forward to appreciating its beauty as time and many rockings make their marks.
All this effort of expression is my attempt to say thank you for making such a lovely rocking chair. It is exactly what we hoped it would be, an companion to our growing family.
Brooklyn, New York
March 12, 2008
I just wanted to say thank you. We really enjoy the chair and she cant wait to actually use it with child. It is absolutely beautiful and the engraving is perfect. Thanks again and well definitely keep you in mind in the future.
February 13, 2008
Sorry I haven't written to you sooner. I saw the beautiful rocker last Friday and had a chance to sit in it. Comfortable indeed!
. . . I can't tell you what a work of art the chair is. It will indeed make a wonderful heirloom in years to come.
I will get back to you in the future about the placque to be engraved under the seat of the rocker.
Swanzey, New Hampshire
PS: The chair was in a container secure enough to be part of Fort Knox.
December 19, 2007
Hi to the Weeks family. I do have one problem with my rocking chair: my husband won't get out of it. It looks like it will severely test our ability to share.
It is truly a work of art. He likes to pet it too.
November 12, 2007
I have been meaning to write today to let you all know it has been one of those days in the markets.
We received the crate on Thursday and I was able to unpack it only on Friday (got home late Thursday). I had a half day off on Friday since I had to babysit my newborn daughter. So I unpacked it Friday afternoon.
The crate arrived safely, without any damage, and I slid the chair right out just as directed.
What a beauty. It really looks fabulous. The inlay is just what I had in mind I really appreciate the work on it. And the wood and the construction is just solid and really beautiful.
And it was a treat to spend Friday afternoon with the chair unpacked and the ability to sit and rock in it. My daughter loves it just to be held and rocked.
And I'd like Gary to know that my wife who eyed it suspiciously when she first saw it eventually sat in it and rocked and I think has come around to it (though it might take a couple of weeks for the admission to come out). I think she appreciated the fact that Italy appeared in front of Tennessee and Kentucky lest anyone wonder who's in charge here.
But we love it it's a very welcome addition to our home and something that I hope we will have and cherish for many many years.
Thanks again for the wonderful craftsmanship, the beautiful materials and the attention to service. It has been a pleasure to work with you all.
I'll get a picture in the mail, and I hope to hear about Gary's Italy trip when he returns.
New York, New York
October 12, 2007
My chair arrived in perfect condition. It exceeds all expectations beautiful in contour and in workmanship a feast for my eyes and comfort for my back as well as a perfect fit for my bottom! Many thanks!!!!
September 26, 2007
My rocking chair arrived today in perfect condition. Great job packing. It's beautiful, better than the picture. Great craftsmanship. I'll treasure it.
September 23, 2007
Hi Gary & Aubrey
The chair arrived as scheduled on Friday afternoon it is absolutely beautiful! My husband really loves it. BTW, you do a great job with the packaging. Despite the fact that the carton was fairly beat up & part of the wood frame was broken, the chair was in perfect condition.
September 20, 2007
The chair is a work of art. We are really enjoying the comfort and the back and forth. It is tremendous therapy for a replacement knee.
July 30, 2007
The rocking chair I recently purchased from you has exceeded my expectations.
I purposely waited until I had the chair a couple of months to see if the novelty of the rocker would wear off . . . but it hasn't. I've always wanted a good rocking chair to sit in to read or chat with others and now I have it. I never tire of sitting in the chair; it's a great fit for my body and back. I find myself sliding my fingers up and down the arms, the wood is so smooth and appealing. And of course, what I've always liked about your chair, every inch of the entire chair is just as smooth as the arms. I enjoy a good rock, and your chair has given me just that
I wrote at the beginning of my note that the chair has exceeded my expectations. I'm amazed how well the walnut wood with its natural finish fits in with the light oak that I have throughout the majority of my house. This chair, like all of the other chairs I've seen that you've crafted, is a work of art, especially with the magnificent grain and the way you've used the grain to bring out the beauty of the chair. Such a seemingly simple design, yet the chair stands out as a thing of beauty over all the other furniture in our living area.
I see you've delivered approximately 23 more chairs since I acquired #1767 in May. If these most recent purchasers were looking for a beautiful chair to rock to their heart's content, I'm sure you have 23 more delighted customers. Come on, West Virginia!!
My thanks to you, Austin, and the rest of your team for your passion for excellence. I observe it and feel it every day!!
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
June 13, 2007
Today our son turned 6 months and we've had our beautiful rocker for just one week longer than that. Upon opening the crate I knew immediately that my wife and I really had our first work of art for our home. It compliments our nursery perfectly and would compliment the style of any room in our home that we might later choose for it. Your chair rocks like a champ and certainly served its purpose rocking our son to sleep for those first testing weeks. One thing I did not expect was for the chair to be so soft and touchable. I have never before experienced such incredible smoothness in a sanding job; nor have I seen any craftsmanship glow the way this chair does!
Now that your rocker has been officially crowned a family heirloom, I had to send you our sincerest thanks. Your special care in sizing and cutting our chair back inscription is priceless, and I recommend it to anyone looking to make their chair truly unique. You really do offer an incredible piece at truly a bargain price. You should continue to be proud of the work you and your shop turns out. I look forward to purchasing a dining room set from you in a few years when we are more capable. Thank you again!
June 8, 2007
We love the rocking chair, and it fits so well in our new home. The rocker is beautiful, functional, and so comfortable! At some point this summer, J. will be delivering a desk for our study, and I'll be sure that he has a chance to rock for a few minutes. Thanks very much!
May 11, 2007
I know that J. and I emailed you a few weeks ago to let you know that the chair arrived and that we love it, but I am writing to you again, b/c I just want you to know how much I LOVE THIS CHAIR!!!!! I sit in it everyday and it is so comfortable and beautiful! Thank you so much for such a fine piece of furniture. It already is the favorite piece of furniture we own!
Thanks again and take care,
May 9, 2007
We are already enjoying our beautiful chair. What an example of form and function. I have never experienced such smooth wood and we are amazed at its velvety touch even on the cross-grain ends. We are so appreciative of your art and craftsmanship in every detail of this family heirloom.
As an occupational therapist (retired), this chair is not only artful, but should be in every physical rehabilitation center, and, at least in every home. The vestibular (sometimes called the "sixth" sense) input from rocking forward and backward stimulates this important neurological system, which serves to balance and regulate output of the body's neuro-muscular centers. Putting it in behavioral terms, last night, I noticed, after
rocking for several minutes a lingering feeling of well-being and relaxation. I felt that I had just arrived back from a brisk walk around the neighborhood or maybe even a massage! Just running your hands over the soft curves of this chair charges another sensory system tactile input. Visual senses are awakened just walking into the living room . . . . . this chair just lures you to sit down!
So far, R. and I have not argued once about who gets to sit in our rocking chair, but we are definitely aware that most likely it will happen one day. We are thrilled, Gary, with your chair and impressed with your professional services surrounding the shipping, delivery, and customer satisfaction. We seldom see this kind of craft and art anymore and are so pleased that we have been a part of it. Thanks to you and to your family for your
dedication and vision. It is poetry.
May 8, 2007
The rocker arrived in perfect condition and it is beautiful everything I expected. My husband says it's a work of art. My son who is 20 first said, "How come you got that?" Then last evening (as he sat in it), he said, "I know I wondered why you bought this rocker, but I find myself
sitting in it every time I come into the room." He was there again this
morning! (My answer to him was that I bought it because it looked beautiful
and I think rocking is soothing and relaxing for all of us.)
Thank you so much!
April 6, 2007
Just want to let you know that the chair arrived intact. It's a beautiful work of art and we all love it, especially J. You and your "company" can be proud of the work you do and the smiles you bring to so many. I know I'll be a repeat customer.
March 10, 2007
Please excuse my delay in responding to your email. But an email seems an inadequate vehicle by which to express my delight and gratitude. I hesitated sitting in my rocking chair at first, taken aback by its beauty. It is comfortable and enveloping; solid yet easy for me to move across the carpet; exquisitely built, and gorgeous to behold. I am thrilled with it. The cherry wood was a perfect choice the chair looks at home in the room. All of you are artists of the highest order, and I am honored to have one of your pieces.
Sherman Oaks, California
January 12, 2007
Good Friday morning, Gary!
Given to me as a birthday present by my husband, your (now MINE!) rocking chair is the most beautiful, most comfortable piece of furniture we have every seen! It is obvious that it has been expertly crafted by caring hands from extraordinary selections of wood. It is quite perfect! It is the only chair that my oddly crooked tailbone has ever felt comfortably resting in!
Delivery went without a hitch, as the delivery man helped me unscrew, cut, tear and uncover this work of art that will be treasured for generations!
In fact, we are so impressed, we are considering purchasing some of your dining room furniture. Would you be able to send us a sample of the "hand-planed" surface? Or, if not possible, could you email a photo of this option to us?
Fine job on your website, as well! It is chock full of useful information!
Many thanks and best wishes!
West Hartford, Connecticut
December 9, 2006
just wanted to let you know our chair arrived on schedule, and in perfect condition.
we love it! it's really a work of art, and as comfortable as we'd hoped for. the older we get this is becoming more important.
the rocker is in our kitchen, and is about the first thing we see in the morning. it's already feeling like an old friend, and it's real easy to look at.
anyway, it was a pleasure doing business with you. thanks for all your follow-up work making sure we knew what to expect regarding shipping.
if we need anything in the way of furniture in the future we will surely keep you in mind.
hope you have a merry christmas.
J. & M.A.
November 30, 2006
Thank you for your email. Yes, we got the rocking chair yesterday morning (the delivery man couldn't have been nicer), and I've only left it to eat and sleep! My little girl and I have been enjoying it so much. I can't thank you enough for expediting the delivery. Your chair is truly a beautiful piece of art and it is so comfortable, almost as if it has been made for me. Please thank Leslie and the rest of your team for me for all their good work.
New York, New York
November 30, 2006
The chair arrived intact and the driver commented on how well it was packed. I opened the box and checked on the chair and I must say it is absolutely beautiful. It is indeed a piece of art and everything that your website said it would be. My wife will love it as she appreciates fine woodworking and furniture even more than I do. Thanks for the wonderful chair and fine craftsmanship.
October 31, 2006
I received my rocker yesterday. WOW! Besides being a beautiful piece of furniture it's a piece of art! I sat in it every chance I could. It does wonders for my aching back. It fits me perfectly and I love running my hands over the beautiful finish! I had a place picked out in my living room and it's perfect! Thank you for the wonderful craftsmanship. I can tell you folks take great pride in your work and I am honored to own this
rocker! However, now it seems I may need a bench for my feet, in mesquite. What are the chances?
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 29, 2006
K. LOVES her rocker. I can't say she has been off her rocker since it got here. This has been the best birthday present I have ever gotten her. OK, she did pick it out and I just ordered it, but WOW, she is happy.
I have to tell you, the picture in the New Yorker doesn't do your work justice. You and your team are truly artists. The chair is beautiful.
By the way, your packaging was ingenious. We especially liked how you only used the foam packaging in the minimum spots you needed since that stuff doesn't recycle well.
Not only did I enjoy talking with you on the phone when I ordered, the whole process start to finish with your wonderful chair up to and including your email below has been great.
Thank you so much. We will gladly be a reference.
Rye, New York
September 16, 2006
The Rocker just arrived, and we did a very thorough inspection right off the truck. It was in perfect condition.
I called your number right after I'd finished drooling over it . . . it is absolutely the most beautiful piece of furniture I own. It's amazingly comfortable, and the workmanship, the wood-piece symmetry you used, and every detail are just so perfect! You want a reference or testimonial, YOU GOT IT!
My sincere Thanks for building me something I will surely enjoy, and pass down from generation to generation.
September 14, 2006
Thanks again, Gary. The piece is, as always, a celebration of material and mind, and the irresistible momentum of an artist's heart.
Iowa City, Iowa
September 5, 2006
As you are aware, I was in for a wonderful surprise upon my return to my home in Winnipeg. The container was in the garage and it immediately tweaked my curiosity. When Stewart told me it was an anniversary gift I decided to open it a bit later. This allowed some time for a guessing game. Needless to say, I could not figure it out.
What a beautiful rocker. It is a work of art. I wanted to put it on a pedestal so everyone would be able to admire the beauty of the wood but the rocker's form invites me to sit and relax.
I most certainly appreciate your talents as a craftsman. Thank you.
The rocker arrived on time without damage of any kind due it's being very well packed and crated by your staff. The chair is gorgeous its flowing lines, the way the figure in the wood has been matched, details like the slight bevel in the arms where a person's forearms would naturally rest, and the way it's been oiled are a wonderful example of craftsmanship is one of the most treasured things in
our home. I also want to express my thanks for the regular and ongoing correspondence during the interval from order to delivery. It's been a pleasure to deal with you.
August 22, 2006
Gary the rocker was delivered yesterday without any damage to the packaging or the rocker. The rocker is absolutely beautiful, and my wife and I are just thrilled with it. I want to commend you and your company on your fine craftsmanship. The wood, finish and joints are perfect. More importantly, my wife could not believe how comfortable the rocker is. We are proud owners of your work and look forward to a lifetime's enjoyment of it. Your company has two new loyal customers (soon to be three), and we will certainly recommend your company to our family and friends. One last thing, I want to thank you for your service it was as good as your rocker. Thank you, Gary, it was a pleasure doing business with you.
Kansas City, Missouri
August 8, 2006
Just wanted to let you know how much our son and daughter-in-law appreciate your wonderful rocker. It arrived at their home today in perfect condition. The first words from our son were, "the finish is so spectacular that it feels soft" followed immediately by, "this is the most beautiful piece of furniture that I have ever seen".
I'd say that is one happy couple!
Thank-you so much for your craftsmanship and devotion to customer satisfaction. I suspect that we may order a rocker for our own home soon.
Best Wishes and continued success,
PS, in a recent publication identifying the 100 must have's for expectant parents, your Rocker was mentioned. Congratulations!
July 5, 2006
Received the mesquite rocker today. It is a work of art.
June 23, 2006
Hello, my name is B.I., and I just recently placed an order with you. I received my husband's chair today (of course, he won't receive the chair until Sunday, as it's his birthday gift). I have to tell you we uncrated it and sat in it and I'm beyond impressed. It's absolutely beautiful. It came in absolutely perfect condition. I can't thank you enough for all your help. I appreciate it so much. Please use me as a reference if you ever need to. Thanks again.
Bell Canyon, California
June 12, 2006
Dear Gary Weeks and Company:
It has been about a year since I received delivery of my cherry rocker. Suffice to say I have never had second thoughts about my purchase. The chair is my home base for reading, relaxing, and even some reflecting. Even when not sitting, its joining of form and function always pleases the eye and elevates my expectations of what excellence is and might be. Thank you again for your work; know that it has become a part of our family.
May 24, 2006
Gary, I can't thank you enough! The rocker is so, so beautiful and so, so comfortable. Husband C. sat in it first and promptly declared that it was "his," and we've had a lively (but friendly) tug-of-war about the chair ever since. We will truly treasure the chair, and it's been a great pleasure meeting and working with you. We'll come by to visit again when we are in Austin next year. Meanwhile, we send you our greatest gratitude and appreciation.
All the best,
May 9, 2006
The rocker arrived in fine form, and looks absolutely beautiful. Both my wife and myself like it very much, and I feel that I have definitely made the right choice working with you and your fine team. As for my wife, she loves her birthday present (for once!) Thank you very much for all your efforts. Please pass on my appreciation to your family and team.
A very satisfied customer,
PS: The inlay does, indeed, look great!
April 21, 2006
Well, it was a busy day to say the least! We did receive the rocker today, and what a great looking rocker it is! Destined to be an heirloom, it all started today! Thanks to you, and your painstaking labors! Your talents and efforts were not in vain! I wanted to also, thank you for taking the extra time to make sure the rocker arrived properly. All is well at the W. household! Thank you again! Take care!
S. and T. W.
April 16, 2006
I LOVE it!! Thank you so very much I'll take some photos soon and send them to you. It is so beautiful and amazingly comfortable! My friends are fighting to sit in it!!
March 25, 2006
The rocker is beautiful! I'm in Chicago for 2 weeks but before I left the wife and baby were happily enjoying the rocker! It's amazing how it's such a perfect fit I don't know how you do it but keep doing it!
Twain Harte, California
March 21, 2006
The chair arrived today and is absolutely beautiful. My husband has already suggested we move it to his room! We love it. Thanks so much.
Brooklyn, New York
March 8, 2006
We have well received the rocking chair; it is a beautiful piece of art. I like the wood and the finish. It is also very comfortable. Thank you very much!
Horseheads, New York
March 3, 2006
I just wanted you to know the rocker arrived in
perfect condition. It is just beautiful, what wonderful craftsmanship. It has worked its magic on my daughter, who has fallen asleep in minutes every night. So comfortable for both of us.
Thank you so much,
February 28, 2006
The chair is stunningly beautiful and so comfortable. The wood has so much depth it's just lovely and extremely comfortable. I'm still rearranging the living room and will send you a photo soon.
The delivery person could not have been nicer the office was the problem!
Thank you and your family for such beautiful work, it's truly a work of art.
February 15, 2006
Thanks for following up so quickly. The shipping company actually called on Friday and set up delivery for today. We received the chair and could not be more pleased. It is absolutely gorgeous. I know my wife will get a lot of use out of it rocking our baby boy due in late June . . . that is assuming she can get me out of the chair. Thank you so much, will get back to you when I have saved up for another!
December 27, 2005
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!
December 23, 2005
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 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.
December 6, 2005
The rocker is the most BEAUTIFUL piece of furniture I've ever seen or sat in! Thank you so much for an exquisite creation.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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.
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.
August 17, 2005
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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
August 12, 2005
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.
Los Gatos, California
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 20, 2005
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!
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.
June 2, 2005
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
St. Martin, the lesser Antilles
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.
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)
PS: At 5'5", 6'2" and 27" we all fit comfortably in the chair.
May 23, 2005
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,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
April 1, 2005
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.
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.
March 10, 2005
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,
March 9, 2005
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.
December 27, 2004
That one word is enough. The rocker is beautiful! Expertly crafted. The
detail astounding. The walnut exquisite (especially the irridescence in certain areas). My wife loves it! And the comfort . . . we think it's the most comfortable chair we have ever sat in (and with nary a cushion).
Thank you for helping me make my wife's Christmas a very special one.
All the Best,
December 15, 2004
Dear Mr. Weeks:
The Weeks Walnut Rocker you made for me was delivered today. The picture of
the chair on your web site doesn't do it justice. It's lovely. The workmanship is superb and the wood grain is beautiful. I am delighted with it.
If any of my friends need rockers or dining room chairs, I'll be sure to recommend that they check out your web site.
December 6, 2004
They just delivered the rocking chair, and it is perfect! Beautiful! Wonderful!
You warned me it would be a different color than the other cherry rocker you made me (#629 in 2000), but the contrast was surprising. My older chair is a beautiful rosy color now and I had never realized how it had changed. Now that I know, it will be fun to watch the progress of the new chair.
The delivery folks were a joy to work with very friendly setting up the delivery date, and excellent service when they arrived.
My two grown daughters will no longer have to fight over who "inherits" my
rocker. I just hope they don't decide to bump me off so they won't have to wait!
Thank you again for such a wonderful addition to the family. Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or whatever applies . . .
Ft. Worth, Texas
December 6, 2004
Yes, I received the chair in excellent condition. I just opened it this morning and gave it a test run and it looks and feels GREAT! What a beautiful piece of work. I'm torn between saving it until Christmas to give to K. or go ahead and give it to her now so she can enjoy it immediately. The baby isn't due until February, but she could use it now, I'm sure.
Thanks for making and sending such a great product. I look forward to the day that I can pass it down to my children for them to use many years from now.
Clovis, New Mexico
November 19, 2004
I apologize for not letting you know that my rocker arrived safe and sound. I was immediately impressed with the quality both your craftsmenship and the wood. Wow! It's a beautiful chair, artwork really. I have the chair next to a cherry wood bookcase, that I loved when I first received it, but it does not stand up to the chair (I am thinking of painting it the bookcase, not the chair!)
It took me awhile to get used to the chair and be sure I was going to love rocking in it. I was surprised by how much I leaned back in it. I'm one of those people who is most comfortable sitting up straight. I rarely lean my seat back on an airplane. I love the look of Windsor chairs, but feel like I am sitting in a lounge chair when in one. I like to read in my rocking chairs and have a little trouble doing that in the rocker. But I did
finally break down the crate last weekend. I do love sitting in it relaxing at night watching tv or chatting with my husband. We'll see how the reading goes. I think paper backs have some potential!
Thank you for the wonderful service and for checking in.
[ I very much appreciate these detailed comments from L.F. Of course I love to hear that the pitch of the chair is pleasing and that reading is effortless. But I want to hear when the ideal is not attained for an
individual. The more information I have to publish about the chair, the more thoroughly one can consider a purchase. G.W. ]
October 18, 2004
R. was awed! A gorgeous work of art. She eyed the rocker from across the room, then closed the distance slowly circling, taking in the beautiful lines and outstanding craftsmanship. She moved the rocker into a shaft of sunlight and slowly rocked the chair watching the grain and finish of the seat the walnut shimmered like a highly polished tiger eye gemstone. Carefully she checked the underside of the chair and was delighted to find it signed and numbered. Then, she eased into the chair, slowly she relaxed, and a smile crossed her face ear to ear. The seat was wide and full, the
headrest perfect, the arms were just right for her, the edge of the seat didn't cut into her legs, and her feet were comfortably on the floor. The chair is just her size!
Gary, you made her very happy, thank you!
I'm not sure how you figured everything out, but you did . . . the chair fits me like a glove! R. is 5'6" and I'm 6'1". All I can say is "It's magic"!
We love our rocker!
Thanks for everything,
D. and R. W.
Budd Lake, New Jersey
September 8, 2004
The rocker arrived safely, and it's beautiful. It has joined our family of chairs in the living room, and I must say that it looks quite happy to be there. I've put it so that its wonderful curly patterns are visible from the doorway, and will draw the eyes of people as they walk in. My kids will fight over this, for sure! Thanks you are a lovely man to work with.
I want to let you know what surprised me about the rocker: its heft. Somehow that does not come across in your photos, or didn't to me. I knew its dimensions, and at some point I actually got out my tape measure and figured out how high it would stand, but I didn't realize, until it arrived, how strong and substantial it would be. I really, really like that about it.
(maybe someday I'll get a second one, for the family room!)
September 7, 2004
Listen, I would have waited another year to get this thing. It is totally beautiful. I couldn't be happier with your work! Thanks for the good job and don't be surprised if I sell a few more for you.
[Lead times for mesquite rockers can be long. GW]
August 25, 2004
Yes the chair arrived and is quite beautiful. I don't even want to sit in it yet. I've just been standing there admiring the beauty of it.
August 16, 2004
My husband is delighted with the chair. He and I both taught in the College of Architecture at Tech for many years retiring in 1997. We appreciate the design and craftsmanship that you put into your art.
August 6, 2004
Well the rocker got here before your receiving instructions did. It's beautiful! And it is truly the most comfortable rocker I've ever sat
in except for my grandmother's lap, of course, when she was rocking me. Thank you so much.
I assume from your answer to my question about building rockers from wood supplied by me is that it isn't really worth it unless the wood I have is really unique or there are other non-monetary reasons, neither of which is the case here. So I'll just wait until I start developing grandchildren and order rockers then.
Thanks again for the chair.
July 21, 2004
Dear Mr. Weeks,
The chair was delivered as scheduled, and arrived in perfect condition. We are most pleased with the rocker in terms of comfort, beauty, design and workmanship. The joints are immaculate, a delight to the hand, and the grains as nearly symmetrical as human art could achieve. It is everything I
hoped, and then some.
P.S. My Weeks cherry rocker reminds me of a rosewood desk by Sam Maloof that I had a chance to buy for $800 about 40 years ago. I have often regretted my inability to afford that desk, which would now be a museum piece, but I expect the sting to fade in the enjoyment of your magnificent chair.
July 21, 2004
The chair is not only beautifully made, but also very comfortable. M. and I are very pleased with the chair. You and your team did a beautiful job. I am sure we will enjoy the chair for many years to come.
Thank you again, it was worth the wait.
July 7, 2004
It is nice to hear from you! Thank you for the good wishes. We do feel blessed that we have a healthy daughter. These first few weeks have been full of discovery!
I'm glad you had a chance to look at the photos. I forgot that you had never "seen" me before. I think I saw a photo on your website of you and your family awhile back, which is always nice to connect a face to a person. The rocker is just gorgeous in the room, if I may say so myself! Everytime I see it I'm taken away with how beautiful it is, and just want to drop what I'm doing to go sit in it. M. seems to really enjoy it as well.
Best wishes to you and your family. Do keep in touch and take care.
C., C., and M. W.
June 25, 2004
I received the chair yesterday. My wife is ecstatic. The chair is exquisite, a work of art. The confidence and pride you have in your work is truly apparent. Excellence is obviously the only acceptable outcome.
My 85 year old grandmother spent five months knitting a beautiful blanket for her soon to be born great grandchild. When I placed the chair in the baby's nursery, my wife hung the blanket over the back of the chair. The craftsmanship in the blanket and the craftsmanship in the chair seem to compliment each other.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
June 24, 2004
The chair arrived without problems. It is absolutely beautiful . . . as advertised. Everybody is taken with it. I would like to place my order for one made of mesquite, as we discussed. R. and I got to rock in it
together for the first time today. She seemed to like it a lot . . . but she
will not be able to tell you for a few years.
Thanks, Again for the great chair.
June 10, 2004
Your rocker arrived last night. Here is their reaction:
GORGEOUS heirloom piece!!
Craftsmanship is SUPERB!!!!
Wood is BEAUTIFUL you cannot imagine the beauty of it!! Back comfort makes you fall asleep . . .
All triple A -PLUS!!
June 6, 2004
There's darn little of it in this old world!!! I defy any being of human origins to set in one of your masterpieces and not feel better about themselves and those around them. Many folks never get an opportunity to own a piece of art much less recline in same. In my home I have many pieces of furniture that brings great joy to my heart for no other reason than just looking at them. I have one desk that survived the Civil War and numerous other maladies and yet it is paled in comparison to the sheer warmth and comfort of your teams touch.
I have a friend who puts the inner parts of his soul in his paintings. When I compliment his work he merely says I am just a painter . . . My reply is so was Michaelangelo! If the old master ever made furniture he would now have a peer in the Weeks Rocker . . .
Thanks for bringing back to your customers the love of quality . . .
January 8, 2004
Once again our expectations are exceeded! The chair is absolutely gorgeous. The subtle figuring in the maple seat is a natural work of art. Only problem now is that everyone in the house wants their own Gary Weeks Rocker. Thanks again and I am sure we will be in touch.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
November 24, 2003
Just got home and unwrapped the bubble wrap. (My wife was kind enough to let me do the unveiling.) Gorgeous was the first word that came to mind. Your workmanship is truly lovely and the one concern I had the mesquite pattern would be too busy turned out to be totally unfounded. I am SO GLAD I treated myself to that wood.
Your creation immediately took over the corner next to the fireplace in the bedroom. It sits next to an adobe accent wall under a recessed light that has a dimmer. It is at the moment under a 1/3 power dimmer . . . glowing.
Thank you very much. I intend to get a LOT of pleasure out of your creation and pass it on with delight to whoever the hell lasts longer than I do. I know the chair will :).
November 12, 2003
It is so nice to finally write you after silently getting to know you via your e-mails to Chris. I often feel it is difficult to get to know someone thorough writing, but we both feel that, through this huge venture, we have gained a friend. Your genuine spirit could be felt with every e-mail written and now that we have your beautiful rocking chair here, we will miss the frequent correspondence we've so looked forward to. Hopefully it doesn't have to end and we can continue writing every so often.
Gary, I knew that your rocking chairs were made with precision, hand-made care, and were beautiful just by reading your well organized website. But when opening the huge box to slide the chair out, my mouth completely dropped. Your work is phenomenal and I was speechless. The design, color, documentation, signature inscription, incredibly, smooth finish, etc. were more than I expected. The tender loving care that you and your company gave to making and shipping this chair was/is felt the minute one goes to touch it, let alone sit in it. I know that this heirloom will be much enjoyed for the years to come by the three of us (we just found out that we are pregnant!). Thank you, Gary, for your superior work. You are certainly an artist and we are lucky to have found you.
Now it's C. writing, what can I say that C. didn't already perfectly express? The chair is just gorgeous! We had no problems with the shipping, everything went very smoothly, and the chair arrived in perfect condition, safely and securely crated. It is clearly a work of art and I know it will fit very nicely into our home. What surprised me most was when I touched the chair and first sat in it. The finish is amazing! I did not believe wood could be worked to such a fine finish. And it is also very comfortable! Both C. and I have had only limited time up till now to enjoy it, but every time we sit in it we are surprised at how comfortable it is without having to use any cushions. I noticed in particular that if I sit up straight with my rear against the back of the chair then it gives me a wonderful even support of my entire back that feels very nice. I believe I can easily fall asleep in your rocker!
Thank you Gary! We will keep in touch!
C. & C.
November 11, 2003
The party and rocking chair was a big success. R. was surprised and very touched and all present were awed by the beauty of the chair, taking turns sitting in it or just touching it. It really is a work of art. Sunday it was all R's . . . he watched football, read the paper, and just smiled. So thanks for your very special part in R's 50th birthday. You feel like family and perhaps we will meet someday.
San Rafael, CA
October 28, 2003
"Like" is an absolute understatement. We love the rocker and stool! While H. and I were confident that the furniture would be all that we hoped for, we were somewhat apprehensive since neither one of us had ever made such an investment on something we could not actually see or touch. So when the rocker and stool arrived last week, I was so nervous with excitement and anticipation. Needless to say, when I pulled the rocker out of the box and nervously pulled away the bubble wrap out came the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen. Your craftsmanship is unrivaled. The cherry wood is perfect.
Although I could barely resist, I put the rocker and stool in our living room and waited for H. to come home that evening so she could be the first to sit in the chair. When she did, tears of joy appeared on her smiling face. Like her grandmothers before, H. has always loved rocking chairs and now she has her very own.
Since this was an anniversary gift to H. our first I have set the bar at a level, thanks to you, I may not be able to maintain. I will certainly try though.
Thanks again for the wonderful rocker and stool as well as your excellent customer service.
We will be back!
Falls Church, VA
September 16, 2003
So far I absolutely love the chair. Due to my schedule, I've not had the time to just sit and relax in the chair reading a magazine, but I can only hope that I will get this opportunity soon. Regardless, the wood has a great deal more character to it than I perceived in the pictures. This was a very pleasant surprise. As a piece, it is beautiful. It is always a pleasure to find something that can be exceptionally functional AND beautiful. I thank you again and will eventually (hopefully) be ordering another one for the nursery.
Los Angeles, CA
August 9, 2003
We absolutely LOVE it! The wood you chose for the top piece and the seat is gorgeous! We are so happy with it. Already in its 24 hours at its new house, I've spent several hours sitting, reading, and rocking in it!
Thank you so much!
PS It's even more comfortable then we remember it!
A. and S.D.
August 1, 2003
Dear Kind Sweet Sir,
Have got to let you know how much I appreciate the work that you do. My rocker is perhaps the most elegant rocker in all of creation. You truly do amazing work that will be cherished in our family for a long time to come. Thank you for my main seat. I now understand what I. has been making such a fuss about for so long.
With such appreciation,
The New M.H.
July 23, 2003
Yes, it was delivered yesterday afternoon by Motor Cargo. Everything went fine as far as delivery and condition.
The rocker is wonderful, truly a work of art. And the minute I sat in it, it was comfortable, a perfect fit with everything supported, and a lovely rock. I was delighted with the curve in the arms, the way you can put your elbows off the end of the arm and not have any pressure on the elbow to make your arms "go to sleep". (By design or accident, a great feature).
My husband was also very pleased with the beauty and comfort of the rocker. I suspect we will have to take turns with "my" rocker.
Thank you so much!
July 3, 2003
My husband, D., surprised me for my birthday (6/21), with one of your maple rockers. This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen (of course, besides my daughter, D.)! It is the most comfortable chair in our home. I move it from my daughter's room to our family room, on a regular basis so that visitors get a good look at it. Thank you for making such a beautiful, functioning piece of art.
Las Vegas, NV
June 10, 2003
We are VERY happy with both the rockers and the table. They look great together and we plan to spend many hours enjoying them on our new screened porch. Thanks so much for having done such an outstanding job on their looks, workmanship and comfort.
S. and B.C.
May 9, 2003
The chair arrived yesterday, was the hit of the surprise party today, and could not have been more gorgeous. It is not only a work of art, but the most comfortable chair that we have ever had the privilege of using. Thanks so much for your efforts in making this a special occasion.
April 26, 2003
Dear Mr. Weeks,
We received the rocker today. I have never owned a piece of furniture that is so beautiful, nor have I ever relaxed so comfortably in a hardwood chair without the aid of cushioning. This chair molds to your body and cushions each bony protuberance. Thank you for making such a fine piece and for making it so readily available. I look forward to treasuring the memories that will be made while rocking in this chair for many years to come.
North Billerica, MA
February 28, 2003
My wife and I with her friends from San Antonio made a trip to the Fredericksburg area and visited your facility in early 2002 when you took the time to show us your shop and new home as it was under construction (We are from Grosse Ile, Michigan), since that time I have seen many 'look alike' furniture pieces in several area art fairs for twice as much money, no where near the quality and comfort, and without the 'art' of your designs. We still have a place for a few The Wilson Chairs and a The Terrell Side Table, at some opportune time we will fill that void.
R. and S.W.
Grosse Ile, MI
January 2, 2003
Thanks for your follow up. We've been away since Xmas, so just getting to this now. We did receive the chair and are absolutely thrilled with it. It is just beautiful and extremely comfortable! Your rocking chair is a piece of art. Thank you again.
San Mateo, California
December 10, 2002
The rocking chair arrived in perfect condition on Friday. It is just beautiful, and so beautifully made. It's comfortable for both me and my husband I'm 5'9" and he's 6'3" and so solidly built it doesn't make a peep nor creak. I spend a lot of time nursing our baby and I thought I might need to add cushions for more comfort, but no matter how long I sit it's still comfortable. It is truly a thing of beauty and comfort.
Thank you so much!
New York, New York
November 20, 2002
All you and Gary and Co have done from start to finish is so very appreciated. My folks were BLOWN AWAY. I think they are still in shock. The rocker is a work of art. Mil Gracias!
Many thanks to you and Austin and the crew
Red Rock, Texas
November 9, 2002
Further to my earlier message of congratulations, it is indeed a great day when the Weeks Rocker makes it to its third continent. I'm as proud of that as you all are, I'm sure. I'll be looking forward to updates on your website, if you plan to include Oz. At least your map at home will need to expand somewhat!
I had to go to work just after sending the earlier message, but since I've got home well, you know what the focus has been!! I've looked at it from every angle and admired the grain orientation and juxtaposition, and the vast difference in such between the top and the bottom of the seat. Wow, what attention to detail you have!
Of course I've been rocking plenty, but have to get up regularly just to look at and admire it, then I can sit down again and appreciate the shapes.
I look forward to introducing your work of art to my visitors, the first of whom comes tomorrow bearing my stools is one of my five brothers. As yet I've not told any of them about the purchase, so it will be a pleasant surprise.
Looks like I'll be wiring the balance of US$1100 on Monday our time, so please let me know if you don't get it by the end of next week.
And I must thank you also for the ingenious construction of the crate the rocker arrived in and the degree of wrap. Very light and simple to use. Thanks also for the catalogues and letter accompanying the chair. Indeed, the chair does speak for itself.
October 12, 2002
Thank you again for your outstanding design and craftsmanship. The rocking chair has been more comfortable than I could have ever imagined, even sitting for long periods of time. My feet even touch the floor! I am still amazed with the way the chair fits both me and my husband perfectly, yet is beautiful too. It will truly be a blessing for our nursery and home for years to come.
Good luck to you and your business.
San Antonio, Texas
August 18, 2002
We bought our Cherry Rocker from you Christmas 1998 . . . It still the most striking piece of art / furniture we have!!! Now it is time to consider a new dining room ensemble. Please send me a catalog.
June 4, 2002
Thank you so much for a wonderful handcrafted Rocker. What a gift it is being able to create such a beautiful piece of furniture that will last forever and make generations to come happy. It's so wonderful and N., our 10-week old girl, loves being rocked in it. Please find Mommy and Daddy whilst enjoying rocking little N.
Best regards from New Jersey to Texas from
C. & R. & N.R.
Wyckoff, New Jersey
May 16, 2002
What a beautiful chair/heirloom/piece of art. Judy could not have been more surprised Most definitely worth the wait, and now she knows why I was ignoring her constant requests for a chair.
December 6, 2001
Dear Mr. Weeks:
Thank you for the beautiful walnut rocker you and the people in your company made for me. I really love it . . . The rocker and I spend a lot of beautiful time listening to music. It makes my den. But what matters most to me is that it was made by people who love and care about what they create, and as a result the product has integrity.
God bless, and good luck,
November 20, 2001[transcibed from the answering machine, GW]
Hi Gary, It's A.L.
I just got my chair, this afternoon delivered, and its absolutely beautiful. I love it, I absolutely love it and it's so comfortable and it's just a work of art. Being here in New York, it really cheers me up just in time for Thanksgiving. Thanks for all your hard work and making it so pretty. Hopefully we'll talk again. Have a good Thanksgiving.
[I did A., your message helped. GW]
October 9, 2001
We love the chairs! They are so comfortable and beautifully crafted. Thanks again for all your hard work and building the chairs so quickly. We hope to visit the shop sometime soon and see more of your work.
L. and P.B.
April 5, 2001
I just opened the crate and took out the rocker. It is beeaauutiffuull!! Such simple lines, yet so BIG and sturdy. I can rest my head with room to spare. I thank you for making it. I will love it for many years to come.
All the best,
Santa Rosa, California
September 12, 2000
Gary and Leslie,
I love my chair. Thank you for a fabulous piece of art. I will enjoy it for years, as well as my children and grandchildren to come. I can't decide whether to sit in it or look at it!
July 11, 2000
You may recall our visit to your workshop on Saturday, July 1st. You will be pleased to know that after our visit to California to see some other handmade rocking chairs, there is no competition! Your rocking chairs win in terms of comfort and artistic quality it helped that you pointed out your matching of grains, lamination, method of joining, etc. as we might have overlooked these qualities otherwise.
Please accept this as our order for two of The Weeks Rockers in Cherry. Enclosed is our deposit check of $500, with the remainder payable when the rockers are near completion.
Double Oak, Texas
June 11, 2000
Dear Mr. Weeks
We have been enjoying the rocker (#162/1995) purchased from you almost five years ago, and very much appreciate the comfort and beauty of the chair. But it is the excellent workmanship that makes it such a treasure to us!
We are wondering if make any other items. If so, would you please send us information and prices about them?
April 23, 1999
Just a note to let you know how much enjoyment I reap from my "Weeks Rocker." Looking at it is a pleasure in itself thanks to the efforts you and your team put forth to produce it. And that's not to mention the joy derived from sitting and rocking in it. We appreciate the chair and its producer. We wish you continued success.
Again, thanks for a product that is a true treasure.
New Sharon, Iowa
March 7, 1999
Dear Mr. Weeks:
My wife and I have made a habit of stopping in Barnhill Britt in Salado every time we pass by on the highway, and did so again today.
There, amidst the tables and woodwork we have come to love, we saw something new. A breathtaking rocking chair. Deep walnut, satin finish, joints too smooth to feel. The rocker of our dreams.
Your work is extraordinary, and we will treasure your rocker.
Please continue the exceptional work; your love for the wood comes through.
January 6, 1999
I thought I'd drop you a note to say how much we enjoy the chair (walnut rocker). It is in our living room and looks and feels great. We very much appreciate your work, enjoyed meeting you, and look forward to seeing you again.
D. and M.G.
June 22, 1998
Dear Leslie and Gary,
It was really fun visiting you and two of your offspring, and touring your interesting and amazing workshop. Hope you've received some rain and are not suffering too much from the heat.
Unlike the chair pictured on this notecard (which is not lacking in personality and charm), our Weeks Rocker is a thing of beauty. Comfortable. Gorgeous. We are so thrilled! Thank you, Gary, for creating such a lovely, perfect work of art. Our descendants will enjoy it too.
C. and T.O.
Saint Jo, Texas
June 14, 1998
Just thought we should drop you a note to say how much we are enjoying the walnut rocking chair. Our children and many friends have smiled when they saw it, and had to try it out and, of course, put a hand on the beautiful wood.
Thank you for this work or art that will continue to enhance our lives!
M. and D.C.
March 01, 1998
The chair is a pleasure to sit in, a joy to the eye, and sensuous to the touch. The wood is fine to start with, carefully matched, and finely finished. In short, I am impressed and pleased.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
September 15, 1996
Just a quick note to let you know how much J. and I are enjoying our rocking chairs and how proud we are to have these fine pieces of furniture in our home.
The enjoyment they bring to our daily routine and the compliments we receive about their beauty and comfort are gratifying; however, they also are a fond reminder of our ties to the Hill Country and our getting to know you. A couple of weeks ago, as I applied the annual coat of lemon oil for the second time, I was once again impressed by the dedication to detail and the excellent craftsmanship that went into their construction.
June 21, 1994
Dear Mr. Weeks,
As I mentioned in my call yesterday, the rocker you craft has been on my mind since seeing it on a visit to Austin two years ago. First attracted to the splendid treatment of the wood, I also found myself reluctant to get up once I'd settled in it. That you have developed a rocking chair comfortable to the back and to the eye without compromises to either is a considerable accomplishment.
Cary, North Carolina
May 5, 1992
Dear Leslie and Gary,
B. drove over 400 miles today to surprise me with your chair #6. I wish you could have seen the look on my face when I walked in the house!
The rocking chair is a perfect blend of art and engineering. It is absolutely wonderful! We've placed it by the fireplace where it belongs.
You've created a family heirloom a real treasure. Thank you sincerely for using your talent in such a lovely way.