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This is my first furniture & first project in my art studio. 7ft tall x 4.5ft wide x 4ft long. I started in September 3, 2010 and finished in October 8, 2010 with the help of one assistant.

It is made out of my dad collection of old wood from 50-150 year old houses found in the Philippines: (1)Mahogany, (2)Tamarind, (3)Narra, (4)Kamagong “iron wood”, (5)Molave, (6)Tangili, (7)Cedar, (8)Palo de China, (9)Cherry, (10)Ipil, (11)Palo Ropa

I made the giant chair as a personal birthday gift to remind myself to “think big” about my future and to keep on dreaming. My birthday was October 10, 2010, which is why I ended up calling my art studio, STUDIO 10.10

...this chair marks the beginning of my addiction to woodworking and my official welcome back to the Philippines.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com





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Dale

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#1 posted 1246 days ago

One word “WOW”

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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dbray45

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#2 posted 1246 days ago

Is it comfortable?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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wood_maestro

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#3 posted 1246 days ago

great job, and welcome to lumber jocks

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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Mojo1

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#4 posted 1246 days ago

very impressive!

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Mojo1

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#5 posted 1246 days ago

very impressive!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1246 days ago

Great! A beautiful piece of work. Think BIG and you will achieve BIG…Think small and you will also achieve small…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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MasterSergeant

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#7 posted 1246 days ago

Congratulations, mission accomplished!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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NicoJose

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#8 posted 1246 days ago

@dbray45: It sits two people nicely… with their feet up. However, it’s meant more as a center piece for taking photos in a lobby of a grand hotel than something I recommend people to sit on the whole day. The feeling of sitting on it is priceless especially since I know that every piece of wood I used is a part of history.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 1246 days ago

Cool, any pics of the build?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 1246 days ago

Amazing build …. are the arms / legs steam bent? Good luck finiding a cushion to fit on that monster.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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reggiek

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#11 posted 1246 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Great laminations…beautiful woods….and excellent build….very nice indeed.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Bertha

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#12 posted 1246 days ago

You, my friend, are kick ass. That thing is awesome!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Navig8r

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#13 posted 1246 days ago

That is Awesome!! And cool! And beautiful!! And fantastic work!! I love the fact that it’s all reclaimed wood and, as you say, each piece is part of history.
Great Work!

I can’t wait to see the matching desk…LOL!

-- ~ T.J. Hudson Valley, NY. It's all fun & games until somebody loses an eye!

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ScottnKY

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#14 posted 1246 days ago

How do we know that you just aren’t really, really short?

seriously, just a remarkable piece. Have you figured out the amount of Wood, Glue and man hours it took?

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itsmic

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#15 posted 1246 days ago

Nice build, great looking artistic and majestic piece, I second the curiosity about the build, must have been quite the effort, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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