Corner bench "Adan at Eba"

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 08-06-2010 09:16 AM 8872 views 16 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this corner bench and banister for the Studio loft of a dear friend and fellow artist. She wanted a corner bench that people could sit on after a hearty meal and also serve as a rail of some sort. The seat is made from 1-1/2” x 3” molave and dowelled through and through with iron wood rods. The three legs 7” in diameter are also made from Iron wood and rests on Saplungan discs which are then bolted onto the floor. The piece is signed and dated. I also did the bannister for their cantilevered stairs. I gifted her with the easel for her art works (painting) which I totally admire and love!

All woods used in this project are reclaimed from demolished houses as with all of my other furniture.

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

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 10:08 AM

Hey Benji,
Now that is a nice design with a good finish….good job on recycleing the lumber.

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 10:16 AM

Wow Benji, I just love your work. The stair rail is beautiful as is the bench which you’ve made your own through detail and materials. Very nice work.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 10:20 AM

Top notch work there! Love the way the bench fits onto the space and the stairs are to die for. The hand rail looks great with the floating steps… Great work in a great space!

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

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 12:12 PM


I love this piece, beautiful work.

-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 02:28 PM

Very, very nice work.

Are those regular glasses or safety glasses that aren’t covering your eyes?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 02:49 PM

Beautiful bench and rail. Some fantastic work there.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-06-2010 02:52 PM

You continue to make me feel insignificant!!! ;-)
Beautiful work AS ALWAYS!


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 03:04 PM

Great Looking Project!
Its real cool and eye pleasing.
That bannister is really neat.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 03:12 PM

Very Beautiful.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 03:38 PM

Great stuff!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 04:22 PM

Wonderful design Benji! I like using reclaimed wood too. Your work fits the space perfectly.


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#12 posted 08-06-2010 05:21 PM

very nice!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 08-06-2010 05:27 PM

@ Mike, Those are my regular glasses. Thank you guys for your comments.

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

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#14 posted 08-06-2010 06:53 PM

man thats a nice design and craftmanship!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#15 posted 08-07-2010 12:19 PM

Es un banco de esquina pero tambien puede ser una mesa baja o la mitad de una mesa baja,otro buen trabajo al que es le puede dar continuidad,en algunas personas la imaginacion despierta todas las mañanas con ella,buen trabajo.

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