"Sulok Sulatan" Working desk

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 05-11-2010 10:28 AM 42586 views 247 times favorited 86 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk was commissioned by a client who works with computers. He was very particular with the dimensions and placement of the foot rest at the bottom since he will be spending a lot of time on this working table. I particularly played with the drawers to show how the joinery splits to reveal the drawer guides and the drawer itself. The breadboards frames the desk top and also gives it a sense of structural stability. It is always nice to see a piece finished when all the choices of woods cohere with the specs and everything works out well aesthetically, functionally and structurally.

Woods used:
Top & Stretchers: Dungon ( iron wood)
Breadboards: Saplungan
Legs: Molave ( Philippine teak)
Face drawers; Narra
drawer sides: Ipil

Height 30”
Depth 30”
Length 72”

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

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 10:31 AM

Every time you post I think this is it.. He can’t possibly top this… and then You do.. Such talent and variety..
I am awe struck.. Very inspiring… indeed.

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 10:53 AM

Wow !!!!! This is beyond words! Very well done but you know this I’m sure. I really like this table one of the best on here!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 10:56 AM

Gadzooks Benji, you have done it again! There are so many fantastic details on this wondrous piece and the more I look the more I find. I love that very original drawer treatment and of course everything else about it too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 12:22 PM

Another original Benji leaves nothing to be desired. I’ve never seen that box joint drawer front thing before and I love it. Is that a gun drawer up under the desk? It’s cool whatever it is. I always look for foot support when I’m heavy computing too I just never have had it integrated into the desk. Fantastic! How many hours do you estimate went into the piece and if you can share the price range at least, I’d love to know how much I need to start saving?


-- Jim

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 12:30 PM

Another spectacular piece. I love the keyed drawers and the forked stretcher into dual lower side rails. Are the tenons truly through the breadboard ends or faux? If they are all the way through, how did you manage to accommodate for wood movement in the top? Are you taking in apprentices? You are in a league of your own and I envy your gift.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 01:00 PM

Its beautiful! every project you post makes my fingers tingle to make it, but I know I am not up to it yet.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 01:30 PM

Benji, beautiful !


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#8 posted 05-11-2010 01:33 PM

I LOVE this design!

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#9 posted 05-11-2010 01:49 PM

very nice and very original.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#10 posted 05-11-2010 01:50 PM

from top to bottom this is amazing.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 02:15 PM

Amazing, i love every detail of it.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#12 posted 05-11-2010 02:35 PM


-- James -

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#13 posted 05-11-2010 02:36 PM

WOW. Always Amazing and Inspiring!

-- Chris

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#14 posted 05-11-2010 02:40 PM

Your style is quite unique and very handsome, not to mention that each piece looks very functional and comfortable to use. It’s so wonderful to see such quality design and craftsmanship combined and the wood selections are quite beautiful too.

-- "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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#15 posted 05-11-2010 02:43 PM

I love the way the drawers fit to the sides. Looks great.

-- Kate,

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