Custom pool table, cue rack and lighting fixture

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 05-18-2010 02:45 PM 11632 views 16 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this pool set for a very good friend in 2007. The set shares the same penthouse home as the “Panaginip bed I posted months ago Everything from the size, slate, felt and other accessories are all on the professional level. For all pool player Lumberjocks, It was Efren “Bata Reyes’ ( the magician) & Django Bustamante’s pro who set up the table for the slate, banks and simonis felt. He too was excited then to finish the set up so he could try it out. I only built two of these. I’m lucky I still have the other one at home. I used amboyna burl for the accents on the 6 pockets. The legs are hand carved form an 8’x8’ stock of saplungan post. The top rails are iron wood and the side skirts are all in Narra. The cue rack is made of Dao while the lighting fixture is stack laminates of various species of wood with opal glass as a diffuser. We’ve had a lot of good pool games on this table.


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

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-18-2010 02:48 PM

Wow. Beautiful design and workmanship!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 02:49 PM

What a cool project! Love the wood and the over-head light. I had to smile as well, at the pool table off what appears to be the master bedroom. Great work and well done.

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

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Benji Reyes

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 02:54 PM

Oh…. Forgot to say.. This place is what people call here the ultimate penthouse bachelor’s pad in Makati, Philippines.
Thanks for your comments!

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

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#4 posted 05-18-2010 03:00 PM

amazing, do you have any photo’s while under construction? Bravo!!!

-- Dmack

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 03:15 PM

All I can say is WOW! Absolutely outstanding.

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#6 posted 05-18-2010 03:49 PM

As always

Quite stunning

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 05-18-2010 03:54 PM

What a fantastic looking pool table. beautiful job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 05-18-2010 04:04 PM

WOW, WOW, WOW! Beautiful table! Loved the bed also.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#9 posted 05-18-2010 04:07 PM

Benji, that is a remarkable piece of work! I love it as with all of your work, you have a unique style, you are a true artist!

..........Thanks for sharing them with us Benji!


-- Robin Renee'

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#10 posted 05-18-2010 04:21 PM

I am at a loss for words. “Wow” seems a little understated! Stunning!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 05-18-2010 05:13 PM

Another totally original piece with a new twist (couldn’t resist). I appreciate you telling us it was for a bachelor pad, because I was trying to figure out what it was doing so close to the bedroom, lol. Lots of great design details. I played a lot of pool in my youth and I would probably still enjoy it if my eyesight was better. Now I’m waiting to see the custom pool cues! I can’t help but wonder what other wondrous surprises you have in store for us Benji.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-18-2010 07:09 PM

Beautifully designed and executed! It looks to be quite a massive and heavy piece. I would not like to be there to help move this piece but it looks like it provides many hours of entertainment.

-- "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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#13 posted 05-18-2010 07:24 PM

OK, a job well done, to say the least. How long did the whole project take? Would it be possible for a picture that shows the top? Had a pool table many years ago and had to sell it when I moved; didn’t have room for it.

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Benji Reyes

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#14 posted 05-18-2010 07:31 PM

@ Dmack, sorry I was not able to document it’s production.

@Knothead62. All in all, it took 4 months to build and assemble.

@ Stefang, Im considering making cue sticks but probably just the butts or the ends where the real artwork is.

Thank you all for your comments!

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

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#15 posted 05-18-2010 07:37 PM

Wow! Way too cool!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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