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Project by Benji Reyes posted 1524 days ago 19785 views 194 times favorited 80 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk was commissioned by a client who works with computers. He was very particular with the dimensions and placement of the foot rest at the bottom since he will be spending a lot of time on this working table. I particularly played with the drawers to show how the joinery splits to reveal the drawer guides and the drawer itself. The breadboards frames the desk top and also gives it a sense of structural stability. It is always nice to see a piece finished when all the choices of woods cohere with the specs and everything works out well aesthetically, functionally and structurally.

ALL WOODS USED FOR THIS WORKING TABLE ARE RECLAIMED (as with all of my projects)
Woods used:
Top & Stretchers: Dungon ( iron wood)
Breadboards: Saplungan
Legs: Molave ( Philippine teak)
Face drawers; Narra
drawer sides: Ipil

Dimensions:
Height 30”
Depth 30”
Length 72”

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 1524 days ago

Every time you post I think this is it.. He can’t possibly top this… and then You do.. Such talent and variety..
I am awe struck.. Very inspiring… indeed.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1524 days ago

Wow !!!!! This is beyond words! Very well done but you know this I’m sure. I really like this table one of the best on here!

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

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stefang

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#3 posted 1524 days ago

Gadzooks Benji, you have done it again! There are so many fantastic details on this wondrous piece and the more I look the more I find. I love that very original drawer treatment and of course everything else about it too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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OutPutter

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#4 posted 1524 days ago

Another original Benji leaves nothing to be desired. I’ve never seen that box joint drawer front thing before and I love it. Is that a gun drawer up under the desk? It’s cool whatever it is. I always look for foot support when I’m heavy computing too I just never have had it integrated into the desk. Fantastic! How many hours do you estimate went into the piece and if you can share the price range at least, I’d love to know how much I need to start saving?

Regards,

-- Jim

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Sawdust4Blood

337 posts in 1608 days


#5 posted 1524 days ago

Pare,
Another spectacular piece. I love the keyed drawers and the forked stretcher into dual lower side rails. Are the tenons truly through the breadboard ends or faux? If they are all the way through, how did you manage to accommodate for wood movement in the top? Are you taking in apprentices? You are in a league of your own and I envy your gift.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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moshel

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#6 posted 1524 days ago

Its beautiful! every project you post makes my fingers tingle to make it, but I know I am not up to it yet.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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lazar

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#7 posted 1524 days ago

Benji, beautiful !

-- www.woodworkerlazar.com

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shredkeenan

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#8 posted 1524 days ago

I LOVE this design!

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Michael Brailsford

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#9 posted 1524 days ago

very nice and very original.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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dmoney

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#10 posted 1524 days ago

from top to bottom this is amazing.

-- Derek, Iowa

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CJay

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#11 posted 1524 days ago

Amazing, i love every detail of it.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/

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Walnut_Weasel

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#12 posted 1524 days ago

Wow!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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lighthearted

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#13 posted 1524 days ago

WOW. Always Amazing and Inspiring!

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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mmh

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#14 posted 1524 days ago

Your style is quite unique and very handsome, not to mention that each piece looks very functional and comfortable to use. It’s so wonderful to see such quality design and craftsmanship combined and the wood selections are quite beautiful too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Kate

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#15 posted 1524 days ago

I love the way the drawers fit to the sides. Looks great.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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