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Project by Benji Reyes posted 11-23-2010 07:45 PM 15890 views 78 times favorited 61 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When technical and mechanical problems incubating in one’s mind for so long are solved, the final steps to completing a concept comes within grasp. And just like that, design comes into fruition and everything flows altogether. This was how this Chaise lounge came to be. I had this concept years back but parked it in the back of my head until understood completely.
I laminated slats of ipil and molave to take the shape of the seat and the back rest. The back’s pitch can be adjusted to 5 settings and has a bit of flex (spring) into it. The the base is made from molave. The seat bracket support at the bottom and the adjuster bracket are all dungon (iron wood). Crown are saplungan while all locking keys are ebony. This picture was taken on my first lounge on the finished piece. I guess my expressions says it all. LOL
My great father, Don Severino Reyes, playwright ( a.k.a Lola Basyang)
authored a book entitled “Juan Tamad” the story evolved around the life of a lazy boy named Juan.

all woods used are reclaimed as with all of my projects.

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

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 07:53 PM

Very beautiful design and super comfy looking. How long did this take?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 07:54 PM

Beautiful and quite impressive.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Benji Reyes

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 07:55 PM

Thanks Eric. Off and on, the build took two months.

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

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 07:57 PM

Its a work of art no doubt!!!!! I think the smile you have is JUSTIFIED!!!!! Very well done no doubt!

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

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 08:03 PM

Unique design, beautiful reclaimed wood, accomplished execution. What more can we say but you are a master and thank you for sharing your work with us!
Favorited as usual with your projects.

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 08:09 PM

Nice & Relax..i..n…g…...zzzzzzzzz

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 08:10 PM

You seem to be grinning like the butchers dog, you should be very proud of your work.


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#8 posted 11-23-2010 08:12 PM

Amazing job. Looks incredible.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 08:15 PM

stunning! I’ve never seen a more beautiful piece of furniture…......ever!

-- [email protected],the best teacher is repetition.

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#10 posted 11-23-2010 08:39 PM

Complicated and yet simple but beautiful to look at. I’m sure you were Juan only for a few moments!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#11 posted 11-23-2010 08:39 PM

Just marvelous!

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#12 posted 11-23-2010 08:41 PM

Wow! Beautiful and comfortable. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 11-23-2010 08:47 PM

Thank you for sharing your art with all of us, I feel like we get a viewing of Picasso’s works as they come off the easel. This belongs in a museum along with the rest of your work. I would love to see your sketch book to see the path your inspiration travels, maybe you’ll publish something like that someday? Please.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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#14 posted 11-23-2010 09:07 PM

Very attractive and looks comfortable too!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#15 posted 11-23-2010 09:25 PM

Benji, your work is always exquisite!

Simply amazing…

-- Childress Woodworks

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