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Project by Benji Reyes posted 12-13-2014 04:01 PM 4237 views 18 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day fellow LJs,

This chair was designed, built and named after my eldest daughter. The seat is carved from a single slab of ipil. The seat is hand gouged and so with the bottom side. The legs are sculpted from molave (Philippine teak) while the stretchers are dungon (iron wood). The crown is curly molave and the arm rests are also fashioned from ipil. The back splat is made from laminates of ebony. The back rest flexes as with some of chairs that I designed. So far it is one of my most comfortable chairs. Having a short back rest, it supports and flexes right around your lumbar area.
All woods used in this chair are reclaimed as with all of my projects.

Have a fantastic weekend guys!


-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, Instagram benji reyes

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 04:07 PM

Very Nice Benji ,as always with your work this chair is of best design and top quality workmanship.


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#2 posted 12-13-2014 04:11 PM

Beautiful Benji. Great design and beautiful wood…this is going in my favorites!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 04:27 PM

It is so great to see your work- thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 05:00 PM

Superb craftsmanship Benji!
One of a kind designs.
Looking forward to your next creation.

Regards, Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#5 posted 12-13-2014 05:11 PM

Wow Benji, the talent must run in the family. Wonderful work and a great design too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 12-13-2014 05:28 PM

Benji – another innovative and stunning design. wow. Of course the craftsmanship looks flawless.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-13-2014 05:57 PM

I’m always amazed at the smooth flowing curves, interesting woods, and quality of craftsmanship in your work. Great job.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 12-13-2014 06:41 PM

Beautiful work, the wood is amazing.

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#9 posted 12-13-2014 07:18 PM

Nature reframed into the artist eye and hands! Nice work my friend! :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 12-13-2014 08:59 PM

another stunning work of art

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#11 posted 12-13-2014 09:29 PM

absolutely beautiful – wonderful project

-- Greg Simon

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#12 posted 12-13-2014 09:35 PM

Beautiful!! You never cease to amaze.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#13 posted 12-13-2014 09:54 PM

fantastic Benji, beautiful curves and so smoothly shaped, i really like the back brace, well i love the whole chair, a real charming piece…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 12-13-2014 10:14 PM

I’m always excited when I get a notification that you’ve posted another project, Benji. Well done…as always.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#15 posted 12-13-2014 10:54 PM

Beautiful as always!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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