Chest of Drawers "Kaha-binet"

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 1548 days ago 7362 views 45 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sculpted the front of this chest of drawers to look like beaded water droplets. The face drawers are concave and are from 2” stock Molave (philippine teak) reclaimed planks. The kamagong (ebony) drawer pulls are embedded unto the face drawers and sculpted to fuse with the drawers. The legs are set horizontally and are of Tindalo wood. The top is Narra with solid amboyna burl ends. It’s home is now in Hong Kong.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 1548 days ago

Wow, that is fantastic!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Benji Reyes

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#2 posted 1548 days ago

Dimensions are:
height 36”
depth 24”
width 40”

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#3 posted 1548 days ago

it´s a awesome piece of lumber :-)
is there a chance to see pictures
from a different front angle so
can enjoy it even more
beuityful as always


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#4 posted 1548 days ago

WOAW just woaw

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Benji Reyes

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#5 posted 1548 days ago

@ Dennis, That’s one thing I regret. This is the only photo I have of this piece. I finally learned that after all the carpentry, sculpting and finishing is done….... the most important thing is to document your work before it’s sold!!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

So amazing, I am envious of the buyer!

-- Jen loves wood!

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

my jaw is on the floor!

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#8 posted 1548 days ago

This is phenominal, just amazing.
Thanks for posting

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 1548 days ago

This is fantastic! You really did a good job blending all the sculpting, it flows very nicely, but without an obvious pattern repeat.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 1548 days ago

This is a beautiful piece, almost unbelievable. I can’t tell if it’s a real piece or maybe a photoshop so, I hope you will pardon my questions but what is causing the reflection below the piece? How can I tell from this picture it is real?


-- Jim

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#11 posted 1548 days ago

That is excellent! Such a fun design! Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 1548 days ago

very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#13 posted 1548 days ago

That is a very nice piece.

May I ask what you used to carve / sculpt the front of the drawers?

Thank you for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#14 posted 1548 days ago

Beautiful, the wood lloks first rate!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 1548 days ago

@sgtsnafu, I used a variety of gouges from Shefield, England and some carving tools from Bali, Indonesia The final sculpting id done by sanding.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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