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"Tunggaan" Bar Stool

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 1543 days ago 4674 views 29 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this barstool in ‘96 and is still part of my production line. The legs are bandsawn from 5” x 5” yakal posts. The seat and base is ipil, seat brace and step is from Dungon (iron wood) The stack laminated back splat which goes through the seat and also acts as the third leg is made from ebony (kamagong). All these woods are reclaimed from old demolished houses.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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woodworm

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#1 posted 1543 days ago

Very cool design, very beautifully built and finished. Looks like it involves a lot of wood bending work.

The name “Tunggaan” sound familiar in Indonesia and Philippines.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Benji Reyes

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#2 posted 1543 days ago

“Tunggaan” is the Vernacular for “Drinking Party” used by teenagers in the 70’s in Manila.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1543 days ago

Yes Benji, the spelling and pronunciation is the same. In Malaysia is means “in arrears” and in Indinesia it means something like the tree trunk remains in the ground/the peg in the ground. I also learnt that chicken is known as “manok” in Philippines whereas in Indonesia “manok” means bird.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mcchairs

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#4 posted 1543 days ago

Good work mate , how is the base made ? .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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Benji Reyes

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#5 posted 1543 days ago

@ mcchairs, I used tongue and groove joinery for the ends of the wood for the base and used a bandsaw to cut the horse shoe form.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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#6 posted 1543 days ago

Now that is nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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woodchic

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#7 posted 1543 days ago

Beautifully done! Benji….........the slats that go through the seat….....how did you make your cuts, and do the back slatts fit snuggly, or is there a little room….........are they fastened to the seat somehow?

Robin

-- Robin Renee'

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Benji Reyes

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#8 posted 1543 days ago

Hi Robin, The back splats go through the seats with a little room. They are then wedged with wood then dowelled with iron wood.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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#9 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice project beautiful design

-- Marty Ohio

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sras

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#10 posted 1543 days ago

Another impressive piece! It is very interesting to see what woods can be reclaimed from old houses. Ironwood and ebony must have made a very strudy house!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1543 days ago

Very cool design well done

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 1543 days ago

This is probably one of the nicest chairs I have seen so far on this site… very nice build… unique concept…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Jordan

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#13 posted 1543 days ago

Benji, your stuff is so unique! So so interesting! Super!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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manilaboy

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#14 posted 1543 days ago

I’ll drink to that! Very nice!

Rico

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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wallkicker

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#15 posted 1543 days ago

That’s a real nice stool . Great design .

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