THE WARRIOR CHAIR: My first chair with a footrest

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Project by NíccoloJosé posted 07-26-2012 09:01 PM 34125 views 35 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This unique chair was from my first collection. Its Made from 50-200 yrs old reclaimed old wood from old houses. No metal fasteners, just 32different kinds of pure Philippine wood repurposed. Please see my other works regarding the wood species.

Anyway, I remember almost giving up on this chair… I could imagine it in my head but all the tedious work and the hardness of the wood, made it so difficult to cut or use a wood lathe machine on. . It was sitting in my studio for 8months thinking how I could add more character and emotion to it.

NOTE: Yes, I watch Game of Thrones and it helped me finish the piece.


-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 09:09 PM

WOW!!! The phrase that comes to mind is “tour de force”!!!!

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 09:19 PM

All I can say is WOW!!!! That chair just blows me away.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 09:19 PM

WOW. it looks more like a throne than a chair, Nico! It is awesome!

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

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 09:33 PM

WOW for the 4th time… Its a chair, fit for a king!

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 09:34 PM

that’s a lot of painstaking joinery my friend. beautiful work and craftsmanship. 32 kinds of wood from the Philippines? As a Filipino myself, you have seriously gotten me curious about wood sourced from by birthplace. Thank you and I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work/art.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 09:34 PM

That is quite the chair. The time involved must have been incredible. Your pieces always have a nice natural flow to them. I especially like the joinery of the rails across the legs.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 09:50 PM

WOW! What an extraordinary piece! It actually reminds me of the illustrations from the original Aliens movie with the skeletal formations of the alien. The combination of woods is quite beautiful and effective in the aesthetics of the piece. Very, very nice!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 10:09 PM

now that is cool!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 10:50 PM

THAT should be in a museum! Or, my living room. Truly amazing.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 10:52 PM

Stinking awesome!

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 10:59 PM

Mabuhay Nico,
For the first chair, you already displayed your artistic creativity. The giant concept is there already. I think it’s gonna be huge probably 6 ft high. I know what is the feeling in dealing with Philippine hardwood from those century old houses. Keep posting your projects, it inspire me a lot to do projects from recycled wood.
Ang galing talaga! Wow.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 11:06 PM

HA,HA,HA, HA! Wowsa! Another master chair maker Says when he says Wow it means “I wish I made that!” I might attempt it but probably will never get close. Excellent work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 07-26-2012 11:08 PM

Just wow…

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#14 posted 07-27-2012 12:07 AM

That’s amazing.

First thing I’d do if I sat in that would be to assemble my minions and shout “BRING ME SOLO AND THE WOOKIE!”

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#15 posted 07-27-2012 12:27 AM

Serious MAN – CAVE seating, simply stunning, your patience is well rewarded.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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