Eena chair

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 02-28-2010 05:24 PM 3957 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow LJ’s, I hope everyone’s having a great weekend! I would like to share with you a chair I designed in 2005 and named after my eldest daughter, Eena. It is part of my line of chairs which I produce on order.
The back rest utilizes the bow flex concept which I also used for my “Rajah” and “Noel” chairs posted earlier. The bow flex back rest is stack laminated steam bent woods formed to the contour of the lumbar. When leaned on, it flexes a little according to one’s weight. The stack laminates are of Philippine ebony “Kamagong”. The crown is Philippine teak ” Molave”. The arm rests, seat, and bottom stretchers are all in Ipil while the legs are from Yakal. All dowels are of ebony. All woods are reclaimed from demolished houses same as all woods I use for all my woodworking.

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

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 05:32 PM

Unique design and I love the woods. My concern is the gap between the back rest and the arms, as for small children wiggle around a lot and I wonder if this could be a safety hazard. A head or limb could get stuck.
Beautiful work.

-- "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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#2 posted 02-28-2010 05:46 PM

I’m impressed,.......... don’t go there,.................A joy to me to see great work like yours. Original, unique, and I think what is most important, that the object is beautiful. Plus it’s functional…........Cool man…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 07:41 PM

Great design and craftsmanship. Makes me want to get in the shop again.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 08:21 PM

Hi Benji….......another original, well done, beautiful design! Have a Beautiful Sunday, my Wood Buddy!


-- Robin Renee'

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#5 posted 02-28-2010 09:41 PM

Hey Benji,
Love all your chairs.. looking forward to seeing the next one… as usual…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 10:21 PM

You have the craziest designs I have ever seen and I love every one of them… Keep it up…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 03:45 AM

Another beautiful chair! Congratulations! Always look forward to your next work of art and craftsmanship.

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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#8 posted 03-02-2010 02:54 AM

As sight to behold at all angles. Galing!


-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#9 posted 03-02-2010 11:11 PM

If I could afford it I would buy a set of your chairs Benji, and I’m not kidding.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 05-11-2010 05:07 AM

Eena Chair looks awesome !!! Your daughter must be proud. I really like that wood.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 06:58 AM

Wow unique an amazing design

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