Comments from our Patrons

Category: Rocking Chair - Comfort By Size

August 03, 2004


I received my Cherry Rocker yesterday and I am very pleased with the comfort, styling, and the smoothness of the finish. I am 5'10" and weigh 250 lbs. and it fits me just perfect.


New Philadelphia, Ohio

July 13, 2004

Hi Gary,

The rocker arrived yesterday in good shape. If you designed this chair to fit you, you must be about 5'8", 150 pounds, 32/30 trousers, size 40 jacket, big feet and size 7 hat. This chair fits me to a tee and is a work of art. I have studied it over and cannot determine how many quarts of wildcat it took before you got settled on how it ought to be, but I'm glad you stuck it out and came up with this chair. It is really nice to sit in and nice to look at. My wife is very happy with the chair. She said that it is charming and beautiful. She is now talking about replacing all our living room furniture to match the chair. This sort of talk would usually get me worried a little, but she will never be able to match the exquisite beauty of your rocking chair.

In 1972-73, I built a 38' gill netter. It was a brute of a commercial fish boat with 13' of beam, drew 5' of water, was planked with 1-1/2 inch cedar, framed in oak, single Caterpillar diesel, and I forget how many tons of fish you could carry in the hold. It was the first boat I ever built and I probably should have started with a rowboat and worked my way up. A couple of months into the job I realized I had bit off more than was a mouthful, but decided to stick it out. Six months into the job, I realized that it was waaaay more than a mouthful, but now I was in so far, I couldn't let go. A shade over a year later, the boat was in the water and I told my friends that if anybody ever sees me with a set of boat plans again to please just get the 12 gauge and kill me. The reason I am telling you this story is because, just looking at this rocking chair and thinking about you figgering it out, made me think of that damn boat. To tell you the truth, the more I think about it, I believe I would rather build that boat again than try to come up with a rocking chair. You did a great good job. I very much appreciate the effort that went into this rocking chair.

Best to you and your crew down there. I hope you win the lottery and that your dog lives for 20 years.


Freeland, Washington

June 17, 2004

Gary —

I am thrilled with the chair! It arrived in perfect condition (not even a mark on the box) and was very easy to unpack. My husband (who is 5'9") and I (at 5'2") have both found the chair to be comfortable as well as beautiful. Thank you!

L. B.

Oakland, California​

May 13, 2004

Hello Gary,

Yes, the rocker arrived yesterday and was as beautiful as the photos that your son sent me. The rocker is a perfect fit for both my wife and me. I can't thank you enough for allowing us to purchase the one off your floor. Preparing for an adopted child is always a challenge (there's never enough time), and you have helped to make the transition a lot smoother!

Thanks again and regards,
K. and J.B.

Lakeville, Minnesota​

May 11, 2004


. . . The chair is very beautiful and Ellen (who is due in just a couple of weeks!) spends a lot of time rocking happily in it. And just to see how true to life your advertising is, we had our own 6'4" friend come by and sit in the chair — he was every bit as comfortable in it as Ellen is.

Thanks again,

Wading River, New York​

October 08, 2003


The chair is beautiful! I have had everyone sit in it from 5’ tall to 6' 2" tall . . . they all love it! Can’t wait to show it to CC.


Atlanta, GA

March 21, 2003

Hi Gary et al,

I purchased your rocking chair at Solstice for my wife.

It has been a wonderful addition to our home. We love it and everyone who visits us and sits in it loves it. It is amazing that one chair can fit so many sizes and shapes of people, but this chair does it with style and grace.

One comment from our grown children was "Who will inherit this heirloom?" A little premature to be concerned with but an interesting thought.

Hope your business is going well.


Sebastopol, CA​

December 10, 2002

Dear Gary:

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​

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

March 06, 2002

Dear Gary,

Just a note to say I have moved and the rocker M. got for me has a whole group of new admirers. Everyone who sits in it says — it just fits. Interesting because short or tall, thin or wide, they all say that.

Thanks for the quality of workmanship your furniture shows. It has been a real joy to own.

Keep up the good work —


Lakeland, Florida​

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