Our Solid Wood Dining Tables
Here we collect the testimonials to the handmade solid wood dining tables made by Gary Weeks and Company. You will find other Testimonial Categories in the sidebar navigation to the left.
December 11, 2012
The cherry Otwell table arrived today (Tuesday 11 December 2012) and it's of a piece with the walnut table, the stool and the two rockers the wood is absolutely beautiful and the finish and joinery are matchless. The walnut rocking chair really warrants some additional kudos since it's been paired with a natural spectrum (Verilux) lamp. The figured wood in the seat glows and changes depth. The arms show red accents throughout the grain. The crest rail shimmers. Thanks again for everything and the terrific service on the delivery.
November 5, 2012
The table and chairs are absolutely beautiful! We look
forward to having wonderful family togetherness around this table. I have a new set of white porcelain dishes befitting such fine furniture. We'll send a picture of your work in place in the new home when it is finished. Thanks for your patience and understanding about delivery time. We saw your work in Winedale many years ago and now we
can look at it every day! Thanks.
August 14, 2012
I just wanted you to know that my family, friends and I have derived great pleasure and satisfaction from the beauty and fine craftsmanship of the table and chairs that you made for us. Dealing with you was an enjoyable and memorable experience. I proudly refer people who ask about your work to my friend in Texas who made them for me.
July 11, 2012
Gary & Company
We can't thank you enough for the fine dining set. It is beautiful and fits the room a lot better than our old set.
I can remember about ten years ago stopping by your place to see your rocking chairs. They were nice looking and comfortable but I have sat in a lot of comfortable rocking chairs, I guess because they adjust to just the right angle by rocking them. What has stuck in my mind all these years is sitting in one of your dining chairs. I think they are one of the most beautiful chairs ever created and absolutely the most comfortable. No matter how we tried to get it out of our minds it kept coming back and we would find ourselves looking at your catalog again or sneaking a peek at your website.
I hope everyone there goes home each day with a great deal of pride in the work they have done. I know we will be enjoying this dining set for the rest of our lives and truly appreciate the talented hands that made it.
Thank you very much,
D. and D.
San Angelo, Texas
December 2, 2011
Yes, everything arrived in time for the Thanksgiving break. I don't really
know what to say except everything is just great. The nicely figured seats on the Rocker and the Harris stool are a special treat. People who have been over to the house and have seen the furniture are just as speechless as I am. I just can't believe how comfortable it is each time I sit in it. Most folks have never seen (and unfortunately most never will see) such well crafted furniture. Luckily for some of us, you have figured out how to make and sell these items at a price that is accessible a remarkable value for the price. Lastly, I have to comment on the Otwell side table with shelf I think it is a real beauty and perfectly proportioned. My wife says that "it's just perfect" (it is located on her end of the couch).
Thank you and your team for the fine furniture,
November 15, 2011
A quick note to let you know we got the table and chairs and they are beautiful the finest craftsmanship I have ever seen and we are delighted. There is much more I'd like to say in appreciation but for now just a big thank you and we'll be in touch.
New York, New York
October 24, 2011
We received the table and chairs this morning and they are awesome. The wood looks a lot better than I thought it would. The attention to detail you and your guys did is amazing. I really appreciate what you have done for me. You were a real pleasure to work with.
The whole process to get to the finish project was something I will never forget and you were a big part of it. Most people will look at the table and chairs and think it is some real fine furniture. My daughter will look at it and know how much she means to me, and I will look at it and think of it as an amazing adventure.
Thanks for everything.
October 13, 2011
Good Morning Gary,
The rockers and table arrived in good condition yesterday without incident. I am very pleased with the rocking chairs and the table is especially attractive. The all weather joinery really adds something to the work. I doubt that we are going to leave the rockers on the porch for any extended period of time. I want to watch the mahogany age gently as the other tables did without adding a major damp and humidity factor.
Please let me know when you decide on a new path with regards to indigenous wood choices.
I hope to speak with you soon,
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 20, 2011
We received the table, chairs and corner cabinet this afternoon they are
all beautiful! My wife now wants the buffet to be done . . . and the room repainted!
June 14, 2011
Yes, thank you. The table and chairs arrived ok and are very nice. Looking forward to the Cherry Wood darkening which your brochure said it would.
All in all, very happy.
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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
March 24, 2011
We received the walnut table and chairs in good condition from CDS, no damage I have seen.
It is beautiful! And it fits the space, just as planned. We look forward to many years of enjoyment, with the family gathering around the masterpiece of workmanship you folks have created.
Thank you very much!
S. and M.
March 15, 2011
My entire family and several friends who have seen the furniture, so far, thoroughly agree that the chairs and table are awesome.
I am so glad that I ordered the furniture from you . . .
July 20, 2010
I do apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Yes everything is fine the desk is SPECTACULAR, as is the dining table . . .
New York, New York
December 14, 2009
The table did indeed finally arrive and we love it. It fits perfectly. I like it best with the leaf in the length fills the dining room best that way. Makes me think I should get two more chairs but that may be a while. My bank account has to recover. :-) Thank you so much for your beautiful work.
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 30, 2009
Gary, I just received it and all is beautiful! The delivery people called and kept in contact all day it was dreadful traffic today in Miami with the VP here and freeways closed poor guys, they were very careful and communicated with me.
The table is the perfect size for the area and the chairs and the table are pieces of art however, the rocker beats all!! I love it thank you for such wonderful and comfortable work.
Take care. And thank you again.
Coral Gables, Florida
October 19, 2009
Well the furniture has now been ensconced in our dining room for four days and it is wonder-full!
The delivery went smoothly with good communication from Jeff, the driver, en route to our location. Jeff was a very courteous, accommodating man who has many years of furniture experience under his belt. All of the pieces arrived in perfect condition.
Of course we knew the quality of your work since we now have some mileage on our rocking chairs. Nevertheless, we are thrilled with our dining room set. We had originally been searching for a dining table with a smaller footprint than the one that we have been living
with for the past 12 years. When we stumbled upon your comprehensive, well-organized website, we were intrigued and pleased to find that we could:
- learn about the whole cast of characters at Gary Weeks Furnituremakers,
- explore the process of FSC certification and link to the website of your supplier,
- and educate ourselves about the history of your relationship with wood and the process of design, selection and finishing of the reverently-arranged material.
We had a very nice table, yet it is so nice to have one that's more suitable for just the two of us. And the generously-sized leaves will give us ample space when large gatherings are the order of the day.
Thank you so much for the luminous enhancement to the quality of our daily lives.
All the best,
ME. and K.
P.S. Just need to add one more comment which integrates a quote that I am borrowing from a friend: The finish on your furniture is so refined that it's "Soft as a Pillow!"
October 12, 2009
Sorry for the delay in reply. D. was out of town when the table was delivered. She likes it very much. Thank you once again for making my client happy. You make my job easy.
All the best,
September 24, 2009
Thanks! It is beautiful! Already has legos on it!
Sante Fe, New Mexico
December 23, 2008
Its all here safe and sound. It looks like it has been there forever. The table top is remarkable. The time taken to lay out the boards in a way that balances the figures is obvious, and very much appreciated. I looked at all of the seats, they are all very nicely matched too. I'll send some pictures with comments in a few days. Im amazed at the correspondence between the figures on the seats and human sitting anatomy.
The fellows who delivered the furniture did a really great job getting it in. They did finally take off the top but only after sizing up the door situation themselves. It was a 1/2 inch socket and well as you would expect, that was the only one missing from my set. A quick trip to the hardware store solved that.
Thanks so much
Merry Christmas to you and yours
J. and T.A.
Plattsburgh, New York
September 24, 2008
The furniture was delivered yesterday at 4:00. The delivery men took care of unwrapping and setting up the table and chairs. Your work is museum quality. Each piece is a work of art that I will cherish and proudly pass on to my children. And, as advertised, the chairs are unbelievably comfortable.
July 26, 2008
I first saw your furniture advertisement in the New Yorker magazine in 1998. I marvelled then at the beauty of your designs especially your dining room chairs and tables. And, I could not believe the claim of a wood chair being comfortable for long periods of conversation or extended reading. Ten years of wishing for a beautiful dining room table and chairs has now become a reality. My 6 maple Wilson dining room chairs and Paschall table are not only exquisitely crafted but extraordinarily comfortable for dining, conversation, and reading a reader's favorite chair.
September 9, 2005
The table and chairs arrived Tuesday, and I just got the time to unwrap them last night. They are beautiful, as expected, and the table is indeed a nice size and looks good with just the two chairs. My small dinette set for two is perfectly proportioned; we did an excellent job of deciding upon the right size for the table top.
The color of the wood is not quite what I expected. It is a very neutral brown without any discernable red, green, or purple tinge, and it is a little lighter than anticipated. It is quite simply "brown" and, being not too dark and not too light, I am confident that it will go well in any setting I may find for it. (I plan to move a lot in the next few years.)
The grain on the table top is beautiful, and as you say, it is difficult to see the seams where the boards are glued together. I even went as far as to tape a piece of twine from edge to edge, along the seams to expose them. Still, there are areas where the grain of one board flows so well into the grain of the next, that it is quite impossible to follow any seam the entire length of the table!
The chairs are comfortable, just like my others, and I don't think I will miss the arms at all. The figure of the grain on the seat tops is stunning. Too bad most people won't see it, with the chairs shoved up to the table.
Thanks again for your work and dedication. You truly produce works of art. I am eagerly anticipating the introduction of the extra-large rocker. (Get to work!!) Hopefully by the time I retire. :-)
Long Beach, California
July 30, 2005
Thank you for such a beautiful work of art! At the moment it seems too nice to eat at. Im sure well get over that and will enjoy your art for years.
We will send you a picture the first time we have a nice setting
B. & A. M.
July 2, 2004
We received the table today . . . It is beautiful, well worth the wait!
R. and S. W.
Grosse Ile, Michigan
March 31, 2004
Arrived home yesterday table and chairs and rocker are great! The table is really more of a "treasure" that happens to be a trestle table. I will appreciate them for a very long time.
September 5, 2003
The table is beautiful. Lot's of work is evident in its making, especially the fine joints. The extra effort carefully packing the table pays off it arrived in perfect condition, despite a battered crate. I had to bring the table home that same day to show R., not wanting/able to wait for a special occasion.
January 31, 2003
We adore our cherry Mitchell Trestle table, and our star-inlayed chairs are by far the most comfortable imaginable. Thank you for working with us to custom-design a table that fits the dimensions of our home, and for creating a hand-planed tabletop that looks great and will survive the wear and tear from our kids. Our Gary Weeks table will surely be one of our prized Texas heirlooms.
D. and L.J.
July 19, 2002
Dear Gary Weeks and Company,
Enclosed find check in payment of invoice for the beautiful walnut dining table and six chairs. We fully intend to enjoy them for as long as we are "able to enjoy." And we do indeed highly value the craftsmanship that went into creating these pieces