Comments from Our Patrons

Category: Rocking Chair - Craftsmanship

April 15, 2001


They are delighted with the rocker. S. described it as "soft," quite a tribute to a wooden chair. I'm going to start saving so I can give one to B. when he retires.


Houston, Texas​

April 05, 2001


I just opened the crate and took out the rocker. It is beeaauutiffuull!! Such simple lines, yet so BIG and sturdy. I can rest my head with room to spare. I thank you for making it. I will love it for many years to come.

All the best,

Santa Rosa, California​

July 11, 2000

Dear Gary:

You may recall our visit to your workshop on Saturday, July 1st. You will be pleased to know that after our visit to California to see some other handmade rocking chairs, there is no competition! Your rocking chairs win in terms of comfort and artistic quality — it helped that you pointed out your matching of grains, lamination, method of joining, etc. — as we might have overlooked these qualities otherwise.

Please accept this as our order for two of The Weeks Rockers in Cherry. Enclosed is our deposit check of $500, with the remainder payable when the rockers are near completion.

Yours truly,

Double Oak, Texas

June 11, 2000

Dear Mr. Weeks

We have been enjoying the rocker (#162/1995) purchased from you almost five years ago, and very much appreciate the comfort and beauty of the chair. But it is the excellent workmanship that makes it such a treasure to us!

We are wondering if make any other items. If so, would you please send us information and prices about them?

Thank you.

Merkle, Texas​

May 29, 2000

Dear Gary & Company:

I received the rocker last week and unpacked it as you recommended. It arrived in perfect shape.

The rocker is awesome! The craftsmanship and attention to detail is a special talent. I know that mesquite wood is a challenge to find and hard to work, but you have created an heirloom piece that my wife and I know will have a special inheritance. At present it is by the back door where it is used multiple times daily — it will have a special place in the office I am going to add to our home.

Debbie and I are looking forward to coming to your workshop one day.

Thank you!

West Columbus, Texas​

April 23, 1999

Dear Gary,

Just a note to let you know how much enjoyment I reap from my "Weeks Rocker." Looking at it is a pleasure in itself thanks to the efforts you and your team put forth to produce it. And that's not to mention the joy derived from sitting and rocking in it. We appreciate the chair and its producer. We wish you continued success.

Again, thanks for a product that is a true treasure.

New Sharon, Iowa​

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

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​

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

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