Comments from Our Patrons
Category: Rocking Chair - Heirloom Value
December 11, 2017
Mr. Weeks — You are amazing! Incredible product support! Wow! I have continued my chair experiments. I believe the problem is with my oriental rug. I have tried the chair in various locations . . . but always facing the television. It occurred to me that perhaps the rug has a nap that might interfere, so I turned the chair's back to the tv. Behold! It travels in the opposite direction! Have you ever heard of this problem before? I fear I may be watching tv at right angles from now on.
Thanks again for the offer to look at the chair, but I don't think it is necessary. If you have any ideas for rug-nap-suppression, I would love to hear them!
BTW, for your amusement, you should know that I have mentioned my Weeks chairs in my will. Don't want my kids selling them at a garage sale! Thanks again!
July 24, 2017
When we found out Ramona was pregnant in 2005, I went on a hunt for the perfect rocking chair. I found Gary Weeks and Company Furnituremakers.
They made the audacious claim that if it wasn't the most comfortable chair you had ever sat in, send it back, they'd pay shipping both ways.
When the crate finally arrived, it, the crate, was built better than most furniture I've ever seen. The chair itself is beyond compare. It's elegant, and solid. It rocks beautifully. And I spent many a night rocking my daughter to sleep in it.
And yes, it's the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in. And it's one of the most beautiful things I own. It will be in the family for generations.
June 09, 2017
It is here. We like it very much. I look forward to my two girls, who are now 5 & 7, enjoying it with their families one day. (They already like sitting in it quite a bit.)
Thank you -— we continue to be glad to support people who work with their hands to make enduring things in a responsible way.
June 02, 2017
I received my rocker April 2002, after the birth of my son. What a gift to rock that sweet baby.
I wanted y'all to see this rocker was one of the only pieces of furniture that survived our house fire on May 16th. I am so grateful to still have this and to pass it down someday to rock a grand baby.
. . . It was ordered under J. B. in Richardson, Tx. Probably March of 2002.
I had been watching your lead time and when I finally ordered the chair, the lead time had been extended. I called you office, nearly in tears and a sweet lady assured me I would have my rocker in time to rock my baby. And I did!
A side note, my family owns Kent Mill & Supply in Waco an architectural millwork company. When my brother came up to see his new nephew, he took one look at the rocking chair and said, "is that a Weeks Rocker?!" He then laid it on its back to verify.
Y'all are well respected among your peers.
Thank you for blessing us. Keep up the fantastic craftsmanship.
May 31, 2017
I apologize for not writing sooner — it has been a bit of a whirlwind since we picked it up on Saturday. We only opened it last night. We thought we would try not to but we just couldn't resist taking it out of the crate. It is exquisite . . . I love how the grains match so beautifully. It is truly a work of art.
Of course, we could not resist sitting in it if only briefly and oh my, it is so comfortable. It holds the body just so . . . as if it were made to measure for each one who sits in it. No doubt our family will spend long hours daydreaming in that perfect chair. Indeed, I write stories for my grandchildren and I can already feel one coming on about the magic rocker that will take you anywhere your imagination can go; the magic rocker that fits every body just so. Imagine the adventures that will be had for generations in that perfect chair!
We haven't given the gift yet as we will present it to them on their wedding which is June 21, 2017. Honestly, we are tempted to keep it so it is a good thing the initials are on the chair as we can't hide the fact that it is actually for F.!! We do know that they will love it as much as we do and that it will become a family heirloom.
Oh and I should add that I did not end up having to pay duty. The very kind Canadian Border Officer asked me what was in the crate and I told her the truth. The perfect rocker, hand made in Texas and a wedding gift. She smiled and said have a nice day and a beautiful wedding. So despite a moment of confusion your perfect rocker is already creating good relations!
Many, many thanks
B. & family
Vancouver, British Columbia
April 14, 2017
Thanks so much, Gary. I love the workmanship that goes into your rocking chairs. And I'm so happy that I came by and chose such a special rocker. I will rock along for years to come. God has plenty of work for me! I'll keep on keeping on . . .
Until next time!
March 20, 2017
Thank you for opening up your shop and showroom to us last Friday the 24th. We very much appreciated seeing the process of your fine furniture making. My brothers and I get together once a year and visit a workshop of a master craftsman. You could call us wood enthusiasts and avid woodworkers and have an appreciation for skills such as yours.
Last year we visited the legendary Sam Malouf's' showroom and shop in California. Mr. Malouf's work sets the gold standard for beauty and honoring the wood. The Gary Weeks furniture is equally spectacular. There are a few dramatic differences though. The Malouf rocker has graceful, fluid joints with a lounge–like sloping back but joints connecting lower legs to rocker were weak and some were cracking from the stresses of use. The Gary Weeks rocker by contrast had a more substantial joint design at the rocker and leg and was designed to be rocked in. We saw no evidence of joint stress in the Gary Weeks chairs or rockers. While the Malouf rockers are masterful works of art, the Gary Weeks rockers are masterpieces meant for everyday use and enjoyment.
Thank you, it was an honor to meet you and see your work.
August 15, 2016
Yes, the rockers and accessories were delivered. We're soooo pleased; they're better than we imagined!
We've already decided to pass them on to our kids when they have children . . . then we'll purchase more. Please keep building!
K. & J.
Mount Airy, Maryland
June 06, 2016
Gary, Austin and others:
First above anything else, thank you so much from the M. family for providing what has to be the most comfortable and relaxing chair in our entire house. Not a day goes by where we don't admire its beauty or sit in its welcoming form. Upon its arrival, I claimed it as my primary chair in the house. Upon the birth of our daughter, mom has summarily displaced me from this fictitious right and uses it every day for nursing, comforting as well as some well deserved napping. Each person that puts eyes on it for the first time is really quite taken with its beauty and craftsmanship. We couldn't be more happy with having this chair in our house and as part of our family. It will truly last a lifetime and beyond and I couldn't be more proud to pass this piece along to the future M. generation.
Thanks again for providing such a wonderful piece. We absolutely love it.
D. & T.
May 18, 2016
Gary Weeks Team,
Wanted to assure you that the rocker arrived in perfect condition and the freight delivery driver was exceedingly nice and helpful getting it out of the box.
What a beautiful rocker. We knew you were the one to build it when we discovered your furniture. Thanks for the family heirloom our little girl and entire family will cherish. As a dad to be I have already been practicing my rocking technique! Very comfortable!
Thanks again on behalf of my mother and my wife and me. Best to you and your family and the entire team at Gary Weeks!
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