Eternal Lovers' Lounger

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Project by NicoJose posted 04-09-2011 04:47 AM 3541 views 27 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eternal Lovers’ Lounger (previously named Old Lovers’ Lounger)
Made January 5 – February 1, 2011
Logged in 190 hours

Dimensions: 72’‘x 48’’ x 32’’.
Net Weight: 160lbs.

Materials: Reclaimed century old hardwood——Narra, Kamagong, Yakal, Ipil, Cedar, Cherry, Dried Coffee Branches, Tiger Molave, Tangili, Iron Wood and 200 year old rail road ties.

As some might notice, my previous furnitures inspire the next furniture I make. I simply want to keep on trying new things and new styles. And that is why I thought of making a lounger. I was focus on comfort with the use of one line gesture that contours the shape of our bodies.

The wood on top is held in place using half T joint style with a 23 gauge brad nail. The sides are glued small pieces of wood, clamped tightly to make it look more colorful. I sliced a the railroad tie in half using a chain saw. With all the cracks from the moisture that came out overtime, it took me almost 40 hours just to carve and clean the ties. It was so so worth though and added more accent to the bottom of the lounger. The coffee branches came from my Bookshelf of Knowledge, which I posted before.

I thought of the name Eternal Lovers’ because I used my best collection of aged old wood. I am in love with old wood, so might as well show off their beauty in simple straight lines. The concept I had is seeing two long time lovers sitting on it and passing on this lounger from happy couple to another.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#1 posted 04-09-2011 05:09 AM


i like it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 05:34 AM

I think it looks great. Just looking at it makes you want to try it out.

-- Chuck

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 01:40 PM

Rustic and yet elegant! I like it!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 03:02 PM

Hi Nico, that is one beautiful lounger! You have such nice woods in the Phillipines that you can find discarded!
Thanks for sharing!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 04:15 PM

I love all your work! It is beautiful, perfection, and inviting. This piece is no exception…it just keeps getting better!
-How did your saw survive a railroad tie?

-- christine

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 05:58 PM

@Jim: Usually the grandchildren or the great grandchildren either need the money, are migrating to another country or they can’t afford to restore their ancestors’ century old houses. Its sad to say this, but because of poverty, some Filipinos actually use these nice wood for fire wood without knowing their value.

@Christine: I used a very heavy 36” MS 650 STIHL Magnum Chain Saw for the railroad tie.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 06:40 PM

Very beautiful looking lounger, and it looks very inviting, just waiting to for you to relax and enjoy it,
although at first just looking at and feeling the wood would take a high priority, but since it is designed
for eternal lovers, that still leaves plenty of time to enjoy the lounger. My beautiful lady and I have
worn out one double recliner, and I plan to keep replacing it until we no longer need it. Keeping
your lover close while you relax is an excellent way to keep love growing. Thank you for sharing, I
like the idea of no armrests, it not only looks good, but allows you to swing your legs over the side
and easily stand up.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 08:14 PM

Very beautiful, nice concept.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 04:24 AM



-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 05:30 PM

that cool like the log work

-- al.chazy ny

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#12 posted 04-11-2011 05:48 PM

Not surprising coming from your shop, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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

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#13 posted 04-11-2011 05:50 PM

OK, now that I have enjoyed this eye candy of a lounger, I want to make one. I just hope that I can do this justice.
Question, since I do not see any spaces in between the boards: How did you hold the form of the curved lines while assembling your lounger?

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#14 posted 04-11-2011 06:40 PM

@Manasshed: There’s actually a 1/8’’ space between each board. Some boards were cut at a 85 degree angle on the table saw to make the spaces between the curves smoother.
I nailed temporary boards underneath using cheaper wood to hold the curve lines while I measure the proper spaces between each boards that I’m placing on top. I reassembled all the board on a flat surface to arrange the colors before securing it on the curve.

Thanks for all the postings guys!

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#15 posted 04-11-2011 10:57 PM

Nico, I like your ideas. Good job. I’s beautiful.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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