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Project by Benji Reyes posted 09-20-2019 07:35 AM 1256 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to share this latest project. Finished this two seater for a lovely couple. The frame is yakal, crown is molave, Back splats in balayong and base in ipil. The seat is hand gouged top and bottom from a one piece 4” thick saray wood slab. All woods used are reclaimed from old houses as with all my projects. The couple received the love seat yesterday and were so happy with it. And that is why we enjoy what we do. Have a great day guys!

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

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#1 posted 09-20-2019 07:44 AM

Beautiful work. Looks like many man-hours there in details, which, against a white back-ground, would scream- hey! look here….

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#2 posted 09-20-2019 08:09 AM

Excellent artisitic design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-20-2019 10:43 AM

As always, a wonderful piece! And the woods you have over there blow my mind!!!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#4 posted 09-20-2019 10:44 AM

Very interesting design and beautiful. The wood grain on the seat is extraordinary.

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#5 posted 09-20-2019 10:56 AM

outstanding – the seat could be a piece of wall art by itself

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 09-20-2019 12:37 PM

Beautiful seat, Benji!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 09-20-2019 12:42 PM

Every piece of this is just so beautiful. From the slender sculpted piece that supports the arm, to the slotted and dotted? back splats to the amazing seat. Your artistic vision is matched so well to your skill.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 09-20-2019 01:26 PM

Beautiful work and great design.
Excellent craftsmanship!!!

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#9 posted 09-20-2019 01:28 PM

Another winner, beautiful.


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#10 posted 09-20-2019 02:22 PM

Yes beautiful. Work of art.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 09-20-2019 02:35 PM

wow another gorgeous piece benji,i just love seeing what you create.the wood in the seat looks like it’s flowing water.i see a lot of maloof influences in this.what was your finish on this.cant say enough my friend,over the top.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 09-20-2019 03:13 PM

Swirt stole my lines :o)...beautiful, artistic and useful all in one. Another fantastic piece and one lucky couple!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 09-20-2019 07:21 PM

Benji, You Da Man! I always look forward to what comes out of your head and hands! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 09-20-2019 08:30 PM


-- Petey

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#15 posted 09-20-2019 10:49 PM

Beautiful chair and woods, great work as usual.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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