"Adan at Eba" Adam & Eve bench

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 06-26-2011 05:42 PM 11185 views 107 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2009, a couple who’ve collected a lot of my works asked me to design and build a “simple” bench for their walk in closet/ bathroom. Needless to say… I got carried away. They loved the bench and eventually ended up in their living room. I still have to build them their bathroom bench… :) The slats for the seat is made from ipil and dowelled through and through with Molave. The legs are molave and also doweled through and through with Iron wood and locked in place with ebony dowels.

Have a great weekend guys!

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

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 06:03 PM

That is one gorgeous bench. I love the contrast between the top and the legs. I am also blown away with the simplicity, but yet it still has elegence. Wonderful job on this piece.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 06:09 PM

Beautiful bench!

Cool and simple design…

Great job putting it together!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 06:42 PM

Beautiful bench. If your past projects are any indication of the things you build, you’ll never get a bench made that’s simple enough for the customer’s bathroom. I may not be a great designer myself, but I copy real good. I’ve got a bunch of thin wood strips left over from other projects. I may use them in a similar bench soon. Thanks for posting your project.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 06:50 PM

Nicely done, I also really like the design!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 06-26-2011 06:55 PM

Fantastic bench Benji, even though i’ve never heard of either of the woods used, they look amazing. I love the design and the method of construction.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 07:06 PM

As always your projects are works of art! Its amazing!

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

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#7 posted 06-26-2011 07:40 PM

Wow….this came out great! Beautiful design and craftsmanship.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 06-26-2011 07:45 PM

It’s obvious why this ended up in the living room…it’s beautiful and needs to be seen.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#9 posted 06-26-2011 07:45 PM

Very nice! Elegant design. Is there any stress problem since I cannot see what might pull the bench together and oppose the downward force?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 06-26-2011 07:55 PM

that’s quite the bathroom bench :) nice job

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#11 posted 06-26-2011 08:55 PM

Benji: A fantistic lookig bench. So simple in looks but a great designed project.

They saw the beauity to put it on display in their home.

-- 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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#12 posted 06-26-2011 08:57 PM

Ridiculously beautiful. I saw the name, clicked, and waited for it….I was not disappointed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 06-26-2011 09:34 PM

Very cool!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#14 posted 06-26-2011 09:44 PM

Simple alright, simply awesome!1 ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 06-26-2011 09:54 PM

Wow very nice bench really well thought out and made it looks just great. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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