" Hapag Kainan" Iron wood top dining table

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 04-07-2010 10:14 AM 14136 views 25 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi fellow Ljs. This is the dining table that goes with the console I posted last week
The table top is made from Dungon ( iron wood) The butterfly inlays are molave. The headers or end locks are saplungan with ebony dowels. Its base is comprised of 8 steam bent stack laminated ipil and molave wood all held together by saplungan stretchers. The locks are ebony. The bases of the legs are all in saplungan. This dining table seats 8.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 10:18 AM

Incredible workmanship!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 11:10 AM

wow…looks great…really lik,e the different woods together…well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 11:36 AM

@ Skarp, You should see how Filipinos eat! LOL. Thanks guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 01:22 PM

Beautiful table Benji. I find the colors in that saplungan extraordinary! Love the contrasting woods and the design, as I do in all your pieces.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 01:32 PM

Benji, you make some absolutely incredible pieces! This is one of the most interesting tables I’ve ever seen.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 01:35 PM

Great table for the lumpias and the pansit!!!
Will hold a full size lechon, too.
I love all of your work, Benjie!

-- Armando Senson, Virginia Beach, VA

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 01:36 PM

nice work benjie, its pretty quite a monstrous job shop task to finish that project, great project, really inspiring..,,isn’t those woods that you have used are on endangered or somewhat extinct already in the Philippines…just asking..

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#8 posted 04-07-2010 01:52 PM


-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#9 posted 04-07-2010 02:19 PM

I love your style, once again a beautiful table.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Benji Reyes

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#10 posted 04-07-2010 02:21 PM

@ Jackofalltrades 77. I only use reclaimed woods from demolished buildings for all of my projects. We still do have them in our forests but some are quite rare. Many thanks for your concern buddy.

@ Ajsons, You forgot the Adobo, kare-kare, green mangoes and bagoong! LOL

Thanks for your comments guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 03:12 PM

Now you’re talking about “hapag lamunan”...LOL!!!

-- Armando Senson, Virginia Beach, VA

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Benji Reyes

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#12 posted 04-07-2010 03:26 PM

@ajsons, Pinoy? Welcome to Lumberjocks Buddy. This is the place to be for wood lovers and wood geeks like me!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#13 posted 04-07-2010 04:25 PM

Beautiful table.

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

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#14 posted 04-07-2010 05:25 PM

As always, WOW.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#15 posted 04-07-2010 05:49 PM

As usual, you the man! Can’t wait to see the whole set together!

-- Rogue

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