When you sit in a Weeks Rocker®, your body is supported in equilibrium by the sculptural form, without tension or points of pressure. You are poised, balanced, stable, and released.
The Weeks Rocker is guaranteed to be the most comfortable, the most beautiful, and the best-constructed rocking chair that you have ever experienced or we will refund your money and pay for return shipping.
We discovered the curve for the back splats (the four vertical back supports) by trial and error--many trials, much error. For people short and tall, this curve supports the natural curvature of the spine. How can that be? An orthopedic surgeon visiting the shop said, "We humans are not nearly so different from the bottom of the coccyx to the top of the lumbar as our overall height would suggest." That made sense of it.
We tried flexible splats, but found that the best support and comfort came from the correct curve, not a changing one.
Your two large back muscles run up the two center splats to be gently massaged by rocking.
The deepest part of the scoop in the chair seat locates the lowest point of the hipbones, discouraging slumping and holding you back against the lumbar support.
In most chairs, you feel "hot spots" from sitting on flat or poorly contoured seats, because your bones are pinching your cheeks. If the seat is accurately shaped so that it is deepest where your hipbones are nearest your skin, then your weight is distributed over your flesh...and you provide your own padding.
Is your butt flat and square?
The curve of the crest rail forms the back splats into an embracing contour flowing into support for the arms and hands.
The tops of the arms are shaped to a soft relief so you feel no edge. They cushion the forearm and end in a profile to fit your palms and fingers.
The chair arms are higher at the front than in the back, not parallel to the seat or lower in front. This is profound in its benefits. Hand-above-elbow settles you back into the chair, nestles child to breast or lap, locates a book, eases exit, and places the best point of leverage for rocking at your fingertips.
Very little energy is required to start or keep a Weeks rocking chair moving. It reaches its back and forward limits within your range of poise and equilibrium. You don't feel like you might go over backward or be pitched out forward.
The rocker comes to rest at an angle of repose. Your muscles are relaxed and at ease, providing peace, tranquility, and a sense of well-being. Your head rests on your shoulders without engaging the muscles of your neck.
Dear Gary Weeks,
The chair arrived on Monday and it is spectacular. The walnut is deep and luminous.
To be honest, I had wondered how a wooden chair could be as comfortable as you and your customers claim. But it's true! The chair is comfortable to both me (I'm 5'11") and my husband (He's 5'8"). Even though it's made of wood, it's incredibly soft and supportive.
We are expecting our second child in a couple of weeks, and even at 9 months pregnant I can rock comfortably with our daughter, who's three. I'm so looking forward to nursing and rocking our baby, too.
You really do make a beautiful chair.
In our review section, you can sort the messages from patrons for "comfort."
Some people, taller than 6'4" or so would prefer a taller chair. Some wider people would be better served by the Weeks Rocker Plus. Some very few people won't find what they need in our chairs, because humans are individuals and nothing pleases everyone.
Some lean people do feel their hipbones after a time. We make a cushion that is thin enough to maintain the geometry of the chair, but does provide some padding.
Mark is 6'-5". Julia, taller now, is 2'8" in the photo.