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"Kaha de kembot" chest of drawers

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 06-11-2010 11:34 AM 4700 views 10 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch
"Kaha de kembot" chest of drawers
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The beauty of face book….... A few months ago, my daughter set up a fan page account for my friends and patrons to be updated on my new designs, up coming exhibits and a chance for them to share with fellow collectors the Benji Reyes pieces that they have acquired through the years.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts
Just yesterday, a client friend shared with us this chest of drawers I did almost ten years ago. I have requested for more photos of this rare piece but unfortunately she will be staying in Manila for the next 2 years while the piece and the rest of her collection is in her home in New Zealand. A brief description of the chest of drawers as this old dog’s memory can muster is:
The top is made from Ipil, the sides are stack laminated ipil, bandsawn to form then gouged for a corrugated wave look. the face drawers are 2” thick molave then sculpted for that rippling look. The drawer sides and bottoms are made from ipil. The drwer pulls are sculpted from Kamagong (ebony)

height 36”
width 44”
depth 19”

Have a great weekend guys!!

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





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moshel

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#1 posted 06-11-2010 11:47 AM

Its soooooo pretty….

Hey, I am in NZ as well. maybe she want someone to keep it while she is away? :-)

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

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 11:55 AM

That is cool and funky! I like it!

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

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 12:39 PM

A great design.
Thank you for sharing.

-- 温故知新

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Chelios

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#4 posted 06-11-2010 01:16 PM

Benji

Your Kaha is beautiful. One question if you will – How do you cut your drawers to fit so nicely with so many curves?

Your work is brilliant

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Benji Reyes

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#5 posted 06-11-2010 01:28 PM

@ Chelios, I start the whole face of the cabinet with all its drawers even and flat before I start sculpting.

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

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Chelios

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#6 posted 06-11-2010 02:17 PM

Thank you Benji that one I had figured out right but I actually meant is how do you fit the drawers to the rails and stiles?

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Karson

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#7 posted 06-11-2010 03:14 PM

A great looking chest. Fantastic job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Woodcanuck

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#8 posted 06-11-2010 03:14 PM

Crikey….awesome fit and finish. Great work Benji.

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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dub560

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#9 posted 06-11-2010 03:43 PM

great job..looked like a lot work

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 06-11-2010 03:55 PM

Very cool, great idea, well done…............

Those candle holders are a nice addition….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Gnome

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#11 posted 06-11-2010 04:41 PM

I can’t decide if this is one of the ugliest things I’ve seen or one of the most beautiful. It is not static or serene. It looks like it’s from another planet, an alien culture. I’m sure it’s alive and the wood seems to move; my eyes can’t seem to focus on it. I do know I want it. I’m not sure I’d be at ease with it in the same room. It demands attention.
Very original work of art that is also functional, done with materials that are precious in and of themselves. Hat is off to a very creative mind.
(And feel free to quote me on it.)

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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schloemoe

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#12 posted 06-11-2010 04:56 PM

If you chug 5 or 6 shots of wiskey it staightens out and looks smooth….............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 06-11-2010 05:00 PM

That’s an amazing Chest The biggest Andy box yet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 06-11-2010 05:21 PM

Beautiful!!!!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#15 posted 06-11-2010 05:47 PM

Very nice and creative. It is a breath of fresh air when someone builds something that is different from the everyday traditional designs. Definitely gets my thumbs up!!!

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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