"Kasintahan" Love Seat

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 02-09-2010 03:43 PM 4061 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Kasintahan ” (Lovers in Filipino) I designed and built this love seat in 1996. An anniversary present and a statement to my unending love to my wife. The back splats of this love seat is steam bent Dao wood (Philippine Oak) and goes through the seat to also function as its back legs. I bandsawed the front leg frames from a 6”x6” yakal post. The seat, is Ipil while the crown is made from tindalo. The medallion at the top is Molave. All woods are reclaimed from old demolished houses.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 02-09-2010 04:02 PM

Beautiful LOVE seat.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 04:05 PM

WOW – You are both a great artist and a great craftsman.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 04:11 PM

Wow I really love your work Nice love seat! can’t wait to see your next peice.

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 04:41 PM

As always, Benji, You’ve really created a beautiful thing.
Congratulations on your artistry.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#5 posted 02-09-2010 04:43 PM

Benji – I just love your work. It is absolutely inspirational

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 02-09-2010 04:49 PM

Another impressive piece. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-09-2010 05:22 PM

wonderful design & craftsmanship.

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#8 posted 02-09-2010 05:38 PM

I am humbled and awed all at once by the craftsmanship and design not only on this piece, but everything you have posted so far Benji. Truly inspiring.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 05:46 PM

This is a wonderful love seat a great design and good build.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 06:08 PM

Ditto what everyone else said. Benji you are an inspiring master at seating and as you well know seating is the ultimate challenge. Another inspiring piece. Have you considered putting together a book of your work? I’d buy it….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#11 posted 02-09-2010 07:08 PM


-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#12 posted 02-09-2010 07:35 PM

wow, that is one very impressive bench… great job on the build and congrats on finding the true love that inspired you to build this…

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

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#13 posted 02-09-2010 07:51 PM

Looks great! I love your woodworking. Very inspiring.

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#14 posted 02-09-2010 08:04 PM

Very Beautiful piece Benji!


-- Robin Renee'

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#15 posted 02-09-2010 11:12 PM

Great design, so unique.

-- --RoB, Florida

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