"Lola Basyang" bench

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 02-23-2021 12:50 PM 880 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any of my designs. This bench was conceptualized in 2006.
It’s been part of my line of seats ever since.
The back slats is a 2 piece steam bent laminated balayong wood. Crown is Saplungan, seat and arm rests are ipil. The base frame is ipil and legs are yakal. All dowels are raised and rounded for a more tactile feel of the piece. All Woods used are reclaimed as with all of my projects.

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

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#1 posted 02-23-2021 12:58 PM

Nice to see another posting from you, Benji! It’s always fun to look in on your designs, and this bench is no different.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 02-23-2021 12:59 PM

Benji, that is beautiful, super design. Love the flow of the bench, top notch build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-23-2021 01:37 PM

Nice! I like it very much.

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#4 posted 02-23-2021 01:44 PM

Excellent work! A piece of art! Thanks for sharing

-- Pete

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#5 posted 02-23-2021 01:54 PM

Unique and beautiful design.

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#7 posted 02-23-2021 03:57 PM

You always raise the limits of both imagination and execution. Thanks Benji.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 02-23-2021 05:16 PM

Why isn’t this wonderful piece in the daily top 3?

-- James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 02-23-2021 05:31 PM

Your work is truly amazing. I really like the shape and subtle curves of the back rest.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 02-23-2021 05:39 PM

Another piece of Benji art…I love it…beautiful, graceful flowing lines.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#11 posted 02-23-2021 08:53 PM

Wow, incredible.

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

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#12 posted 02-23-2021 09:05 PM


I like the double saddle in the bench. Looks very comfortable.

I’m green with envy.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#13 posted 02-23-2021 09:38 PM

The stars are shining especially bright today, excellent Benji.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 02-23-2021 10:50 PM

Lovely to behold!

-- Duane in Utah

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#15 posted 02-24-2021 12:05 AM

Absolutely stunning.

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