Comments from our Patrons

Category: Rocking Chair - Beauty

March 07, 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.


Waco, Texas

January 06, 1999

Dear Gary,

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.

Austin, Texas​

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

Dear Gary,

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.

Dallas, Texas

March 01, 1998

Dear Gary,

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​

January 22, 1998

[ A friend and former employee passed this on, GW]

I know we aren't supposed to treasure things, but the rocking chair must be an exception. The walnut is just incredible. Thank you very much for picking it out, delivering it, and of course, helping in its construction. Please give my deepest thanks to Gary for making this possible. I can't imagine there being a better rocker made in the whole world. Tell him that he must pass the skill on. One or both of his boys must continue this out.


Dallas, Texas​

September 15, 1996

Dear Gary,

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.

Thanks again.

Midland, Michigan

June 15, 1996


The chair was incredibly well received. L. and B. absolutely loved it and all the wedding guests were so impressed by its beauty and comfort.

L. just told me that everyone who comes in their house is drawn to it. Thanks for providing the perfect wedding gift.


Dripping Springs, Texas

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

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