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Project by Benji Reyes posted 11-05-2017 06:30 AM 3112 views 25 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest desk in my collection. This desk features my new longer two toned, art deco style drawer pulls and stretchers, splayed legs and a bowed sretcher. It has some special features that can only be shown to new owners. The top is balayong wood with molave breadboards. The splayed legs are yakal. The drawer pulls are laminated molave and kamagong (ebony). The bowed stretcher is Ipil and locked on both ends with kamagong keys.
Drawers are keyed to the sides and are crafted from Ipil. All woods used are reclaimed as with all my projects. I hope you Enjoy viewing the photos. Have a great weekend!

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

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#1 posted 11-05-2017 07:37 AM

good work very g&g i like it beautiful

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#2 posted 11-05-2017 07:49 AM

Very nice work… love the colors and lines.

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#3 posted 11-05-2017 08:53 AM

Love the style!!!
Beautiful !!!

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#4 posted 11-05-2017 08:07 AM

I drop in now and then …. this took my eye and heart… well done mate…

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#5 posted 11-05-2017 11:25 AM

Striking. Design really flows nicely. Your joinery is first rate.

I like the way you are using reclaimed wood.

I bet the Greene Bros would smile at this and give you the nod.

-- Dale

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#6 posted 11-05-2017 12:17 PM

Fantastic, I always love seeing your work.

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

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#7 posted 11-05-2017 12:28 PM

Fun stuff Benji! I always love to see what new idea you come up with! Thanks for sharing…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 11-05-2017 12:50 PM

This is a beautiful desk and I love the great design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 11-05-2017 01:56 PM

I always enjoy looking at your finished pieces.

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#10 posted 11-05-2017 02:11 PM

Love the POUD Joinery!

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#11 posted 11-05-2017 02:19 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!

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#12 posted 11-05-2017 02:23 PM

A very unique take on a lot of different style elements.

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#13 posted 11-05-2017 02:23 PM

Benji you’re a design genius and your workmanship is in the same category ,Wonderful, beautiful desk.

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#14 posted 11-05-2017 02:32 PM

Sir you are a true artist and master. I salute you. one of your pieces is incredible

I have always wondered WHY we make drawer carcasses out of nice solid hardwood then cover them up with a sheet of plywood. YOU GET IT!

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#15 posted 11-05-2017 02:32 PM

That is one fine work of art. Excellent work!!

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