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Odum Wood African Reclining Chair (Ghana)

Overall Rating Rating 2.9  |  17 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 1007613
    Bring a touch of the wild into your home with this elegant African reclining chair. Hand-carved from Odum by skilled craftsman in Ghana, this chair is a beautiful addition to your interior decor. The design depicts an elephant gathering food....more

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    Add a touch of wild Africa to your decor with this African hand-carved reclining chair. Hand-carved from Odum by the tribal people of Ghana, this chair boasts an intricate design which has an elephant gathering food from a tree.

    Product Features:
    • Design: Elephant
    • Favorite leisure chair of the tribal Chief
    • Materials: Odum wood
    • Seat height: 9 inches
    • Dimensions: 44 inches high x 16 inches long

    Story Behind the Art:
    Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. Nana is now married with three children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees.

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    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

44 in. H x 16 in. L (Seat)<br>1 in. Thick, 9 in. H
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  • Not even worth it....

    This chair is absolutely beautiful, just like in the picture, BUT.... The first reviewer is positively right. I bought this chair about a month ago and it's been sitting in my basement all that time (I'm getting ready to move), until I read this review. When I purchased the chair, it hadn't yet been reviewed, but when I read this I had to pull out the chair and inspect it myself because I thought the review was a complete spoof! Sure enough, there was "sawdust" (it's actually more like really fine sand) and little holes about the size of a penhead (they look like staple marks in paper). It's OUTSIDE now. I'm going through a process of treating it with heavy-duty insecticides. Hopefully, the chair will live through it. I didn't keep the receipt to send it back, not that it matters after a month in the basement anyhow. Luckily, the beetles only lay eggs in unfinished wood, and I don't have any of that in the house. I definitely wouldn't say the chair is worth the concern and effort and I'd be cautious of wood products from this part of the world in the future since this is a common problem there. If you're thinking about buying the chair, don't. If you've already purchased the chair, send it back, or make sure you have it treated thoroughly.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • What A Surprise!!

    I received this chair in good condition - so I thought. It is beautiful as far as art work goes. Not the most comfortable to sit in but a very nice looking chair none-the-less. Upon opening the package, I did notice a small hole in it - I figured a manufacturing thing. But low and behold about two weeks later I noticed that there were little piles of 'sawdust' on the floor under the chair. These piles were directly under the holes. I found out, but asking a pest control friend, that there were wood eating 'powderpost' beetles in the chair. By checking the internet, I found that these bugs are deposited into the wood and after 1-5 years grow into adults and then bore holes out of the wood to go lay eggs elsewhere....they had to have been in there a while to be adults at my home. Now I am afraid they are in my home!! If you do decide to get this chair - PLEASE be careful and inspect it carefully. Now I have to wait 1-5 years before I find out if they are in my home because the larve are so small you can't see them!!!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • Warning is right !!!!!!

    If this chair has any saw dust or small holes return it immediatly. Don't take the chance of other furniture being infested. The dust is caused by tiny wood beatles and they are empossible to get rid of. They can infest any other wood products encluding floor joist. GET RID OF THEM FAST

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • African chairs - warning!

    The chairs looked beautiful online. Warning- they really smell!!! We coated them with 3 coats of wood finish, but it helped only somewhat. Also, they are rather poorly carved - imposible to stand upright. When put together (by linking both pieces through a carved opening) they become shaped like an X. We propped the back leg up against the base molding to keep it standing upright, but warned everyone to not touch them, let alone sit on them!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • Nice Piece

    The chair looks good and was shipped promptly. It works well as an art piece.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    cds3 from Pasadena, California, Sep 14, 2006

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  • Elephant walk

    I just received this African wood chair today This chair is a show piece, but please wear gloves when you handle this heavy wood chair. The paint that is used rubs off. I don't know if lead paint is used or not. I tried to spray wax it, black paint came off on the towels. Hubby says leave it alone. This piece to me needs to be varnished or something used to set the paint. It is a conversation piece for sure. I would have given this piece a excellent rating but didn't because of the paint rubbing off. And no, I won't sit in it. weight/height/ low to the floor plays a big as to who sits in this chair.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    bigfishdebbie56 from Chi Rack, Jul 10, 2014

  • Odum Wood African Reclining Chair (Ghana)

    This chair is for decorative purposes only. You could sit on it but you will hear cracking. It was not sanded well so can get splinters On the plus side, it is handcrafted and as such will find a place in my home décor.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    ellen3806 from Cleveland,OH, Jun 28, 2014

  • More ART than SEAT

    No one sits in this chair, although many comment on its uniqueness. It feels like you're at the planetarium only not soft. I bought it because it looked cool - and it does - but don't get it for seating.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? pretty much
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. good, hand-made quality
    • How accurate was the sizing? accurate
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No

    jp1072 from Fairfield CA, Mar 25, 2013

  • So far so good

    No problems with pests and is an interesting addition to my home.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Attractive, obviously handmade piece. Not quite sturdy, but interesting.
    • How accurate was the sizing? good
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    jamaxwin from San Diego, Ca, Feb 16, 2012

  • love it

    I love this peice it is just wonderful i would sugest this as a pice if you are into the this kind of disign

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
    • How accurate was the sizing? perfect
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    chambers954 from indiana, Jan 25, 2012

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How do you assemble this chair or set it up? Is it supposed to have the slab leaning against the floor and tilted?  on Mar 30, 2012
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This item does not require assembly. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2012

Can this chair be used for sitting too ? Or is it just a decorative piece ?? yati on Mar 13, 2012
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This can be used for sitting. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 14, 2012

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