Comments from Our Patrons

Category: By Year - 2017

November 29, 2017

Gary,

Congratulations . . . indeed the best of times!!
The barstools are a big hit — the guests love them as well as B. and I . . . extremely comfortable. Looking forward to rocking outdoors in the future.

T.H.

Cypress, Texas

November 21, 2017

Gary — thanks for your note. The contest was fun, regardless of the outcome, and we continue to love using your rockers (although we don't use them nearly so much during the period from December through April or so, when it's pretty chilly out on our porch!).

D.J.B.

Garrison, New York

November 19, 2017

This arrived in perfect condition. And it's just beautiful! I really like the woodgrain and color. I will take a day or two to decide if I'm shipping the walnut rocker back, that we spoke about. They are both so comfortable that I hate giving one up!

For some weird reason, as I got into my older years, I gravitate toward handmade wood objects. Furniture. Small carvings. Netsuke.
I just can't seem to get enough. It might just be the "collector" in me (which is an insidious disease, by the way — says the man with 200 small carvings!!).

I think it's an inner desire to, somehow, stay connected to the planet and Mother Nature.
Not that I'm one of those "mystical" folks. I think of them more as sculptures and works of art.
Maybe I'm making amends to myself for never having taken the time to develop a craft. Your woodworking skills must give you a great deal of personal joy.

I just read a book called "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters" by Peter Korn, in an effort to understand this fascination of mine.

I will say this — and I know you've heard it before — nobody builds a more-comfortable rocker than you do.
One of the few I've sat in that I do not immediately think "Gee . . . I need a cushion or two."
Nope.
Your rocker reminds me of the hugs my mother used to give me as a child when I sat in her lap being rocked to sleep or comforted after some small malady.
That's the best way I can describe it. It's like being hugged while sitting in Mama's lap.

I'm 64 years young, and she's been long-gone since I was 12 (I was a very late child, and a bit of a surprise — they almost named me "Boo!"). :-)
Next to a very nice antique radio I bought on eBay, this is the only furniture I really care about.

Good job!
Once again — thanks...

G.O.

Hyattsville, Maryland

November 17, 2017

Just got delivery. It's beautiful!

Thanks,
M.O.

Durango, Colorado

November 09, 2017

Yes, the chair arrived in perfect order. I am one happy rocker. Congratulations on your superb craftsmanship.

E.B.

Tehachapi

November 08, 2017

Thanks so much for sending the winning photos — they are wonderful! My incredible curly maple chair is one of my favorite possessions and I appreciate your artistry every single day. Rocking in it is like floating in the sky.

B.B.

Fairfield, Iowa

November 06, 2017

Dear Gary,

Your new little grandperson will be blessed indeed, to have the kind of family that understands what is really important, is grateful for their share of it, and eager to pass it along.

I was reminded the other day about Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs. What you do surely qualifies as an exercise in Self-transcendence, and I hope it never fails to be fulfilling.

I am an audio archivist at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and as I type this I'm listening to the haunting voice of a cello in the hands of a very young and very talented performer. Please know that you also have the gift to make wood sing.

May the birthing go easy and bring you all great joy!

With appreciation and admiration,
E.G.

Traverse City, Michigan

November 06, 2017

Dear Gary,

Congratulations on the 3000th rocker and birth of your daughter's first child. Seattle is a wonderful city, and enjoy Thanksgiving there!

Thank you for your personal note, and know that S. and I continue to rock away and enjoy life in our Weeks treasures.

All best,
D.D.

Wimberley, Texas

November 08, 2017

Dear Gary,

Thanks so much for this personalized update!
We are so happy for you that your 25th anniversary celebration resulted in 81 new orders!
Additionally, we are thrilled that you and Leslie are able to be with your daughter and her husband as y'all await the birth of your newest grandchild!

Here in Northern AZ, we continue to value our long-distance relationship with you and your extended family by using and appreciating your fine furniture on a daily basis.

Thanks for being there, Gary!

All the best to you and yours,
M.E.H. & K.S.

Prescott, Arizona

November 04, 2017

Thanks Gary,
I received the footstool in perfect condition and it is a beauty. Such a wonderful addition to my rocking chair and side-table and when I am not using it my grandkids make it a perfect perch to listen in to the grown-ups. Couldn't be happier with this comfortable set.

Warm regards,
N.B.

San Jose, California

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