Comments from our Patrons
Category: Rocking Chair - Comfort By Size
December 06, 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 23, 2008
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 rocking 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.
September 03, 2008
After reading practically all of your website and my wife none of it, I had to laugh when the first thing she said after sitting in our new cherry rocker was "It fits me perfectly." We moved it into the completed nursery today; it looks beautiful. We look forward to rocking even more when the baby arrives in a couple of weeks.
As someone who dabbles in woodworking, the craftsmanship is inspiring.
Fredonia, New York
June 23, 2008
I've been meaning to write to you about the surprise delivery. The note to call before delivery got covered by a routing sticker, so they just showed up. Fortunately, I was home and so have been enjoying my gorgeous and incredibly comfortable new rocker earlier than expected. The shipping process didn't even mark the cardboard, and the chair arrived in perfect condition.
The one downside is that I have significant competition for the seat, from any human who comes near it, but also from my little female cat who insists it's the perfect size and shape for her. She will, at least, let me sit between her and the chair.
I don't live in a mansion here, but rather in a tiny place that's almost all built by hand, with trim, decking and shelving made from site-milled cedar and fir. The wonderful description of your design and construction process on your web site helped me understand that your chair would be a perfect fit in my new mini house. Thank you so much for the marvelous rocker and for the seamless ordering and delivery process.
Port Angeles, Washington
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.
November 01, 2007
It did take a leap of faith, but when I first talked to you I was reassured! It also takes a leap of faith for you to make a chair for someone you don't know who may not take care of it.
The chair is beautiful. I smile each time I see it, sit in it, or rock. And it fits me, 5'3", and my husband, 6', just as you said it would. I have had to restrict his use of the chair to be sure it is always available for me. In fact, I have threatened to install a "rockometer" in order to monitor the number of rocks he has put on the chair. Do you have a "rockometer"?
I would love a tour of the factory, and I would like to meet you all.
September 17, 2007
Thanks for the message. My wife and I have been traveling a great deal so I apologize for the slow response. I was definitely wanting to write you after we had a chance to "sit" with the chair a bit (no pun intended ;-) and give you our thoughts.
In short, we really love it! Your work is as beautifully crafted and detailed as you communicate over the website and our expectations were not disappointed in any regard. My wife and I are different in size and honestly when we first pulled it out of the box, it's size and presence was larger than we expected. I believe we both thought it might be slightly smaller. As a result, I was worried that I would love it, but L. would potentially feel a bit dwarfed. However, I am not quite sure how you have done it, but you have managed to craft a chair that is comfortable for someone of my size 6' and 180lbs-ish and also for my wife of 5'-5" and petite weight . . . well done!
We both feel that it is extremely comfortable and has a very well balanced character of sturdiness with graceful and soft transitions in all the appropriate detail points. We both gain a tremendous amount of joy in just running our hands over the smooth maple arms and it is a real pleasure to "feel" excellent craftsmanship. One of my favorite details at the moment is the expressed connection at the edge of the armrest where it has been mortised all the way thru for the vertical support. However, I keep finding more "favorites" as I enjoy studying the subtleties as we go along.
The maple is beautiful and your level of finish is perfect. We really have no complaints and are thrilled that we now have such a beautiful piece that our children will grow up with and then have one day for their own. We might just be calling you up again for another one so that both our kids may have one to enjoy down the road!
Regarding the delivery, it turned out to be ok, but we were anticipating it on Tuesday the 11th so I am glad that someone was here to accept the delivery (we live in an apartment). Luckily, the chair was delivered with no damage so it did not matter in the end that we were not able to review the delivery condition prior to signing. I appreciate your follow up.
In closing, you are a true master craftsman and we feel blessed to have such a wonderful piece of functional art in our living room to enjoy for many years. Our thanks to you and your family and staff for the quality, professionalism, communication and follow thru. Having done this all remotely, you all have made the experience a very smooth and seamless one.
C and L.H.
Asheville, North Carolina.
June 08, 2007
Thank you very much for following up with us. I have been meaning to contact you. The chair is wonderful. I must admit I was a little skeptical about some of the claims, but it fits me (5'11"), my father (6'5"), and my mother (5'1") perfectly. The craftsmanship is top notch, the delivery process was great, and the chair looks like it will be a wonderful addition to our lives. Thank you very much.
March 26, 2007
My rocker was indeed delivered Monday by a very nice deliveryman. The box, and the rocker inside, were in fine condition.
First, my rocking credentials: I have always had a bit of a rocking compulsion (it must be genetic, because my mother is the same way). As far back as I can remember, I have rocked in whatever chair I happened to be sitting in, whether or not it was intended to be a rocker. It's not much of an exaggeration to say that I have owned and worn out more rocking chairs than the average person will sit in in his or her lifetime.
I note all this only so that when I say that my Weeks Rocker is far and away the best rocking chair I have ever experienced, you will get the full import of my words. As soon as I uncrated the rocker and sat in it, my first remark was "Whoever designed this chair loves to rock." I had read all the testimonials on your website, but even so I was honestly amazed at the way the chair truly cradles and supports my body (for the record, I'm 6'1" and about 185 pounds). Actually, I scoffed at the comments from people who claimed to have fallen asleep in their rockers; however, later on the first night after mine arrived, I found myself so relaxed in it that I had a hard time staying awake. Even my wife, who doesn't share my enthusiasm for rocking and who considered my previous rocking chairs to be little more than eyesores, found my Weeks rocker to be both beautiful to look at and incredibly comfortable to sit in.
I am so thrilled that the weeks of waiting and anticipation paid off so well, and I am looking forward to enjoying my rocker for, well, the rest of my life! Once our new house is pulled together a bit more, I will forward pictures. Feel free to add my testimonial to your website if you like.
Thanks so much —
Apex, North Carolina
August 15, 2005
The rocker arrived Friday, but didn't get unboxed until Saturday. I am quite enjoying the chair. As promised, it provides comfort to people of different heights (I'm 6'3" and my wife is 5'3"). The curves in it are very appealing. Great work!
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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