"Tipaklong" Console table

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 1500 days ago 3478 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s always good to keep track and photos of your old works. It serves as a marker on the different stages in your life as a designer and as a craftsman. Here’s one more of my old works. I designed and built this console in 1994. It was this era that I did a lot of sculpting on face drawers for cabinets and consoles. I also played around a lot with lighting effects on interiors of houses to optimize that crumpled, wave look on my designs. I am still waiting on some clients to send in photos of past works like this to share with you guys.

Wood components:

Top: Narra
Face drawers: molave
drawer sides: langka
Legs: saplungan
stretchers: kamagong
drawer pulls: kamagong

Length 78”
Depth 24”
Height 34”

All woods used in the creation of this piece is recycled or reclaimed as with all of my works.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 1500 days ago

Once more a masterpiece.. great to have a record of the changes in your style and advances in design..

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

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#2 posted 1500 days ago

Beautiful! The carving really sets it off, with the curved legs and lines… makes for a very elegant piece of work….......well done as always my wood bud!


-- Robin Renee'

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#3 posted 1500 days ago

Awesome work! I sat in my chair and admired this for a while. Very nice joinery incorporated in this piece. I need to take notes….lol

Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 1500 days ago

Beautiful piece Benji.


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#5 posted 1500 days ago

Beautiful looking piece. Nice 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 †

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#6 posted 1500 days ago

Galing naman! Super pinoy. You are well-known of your original curvy design. Hope to see more.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 1500 days ago

Another outstanding design and build ,always a joy to view your great artistic work Benji

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1500 days ago


-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 1499 days ago

“Anak ng tipaklong”! Talaga naman!

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#10 posted 1499 days ago

Galing talaga!

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#11 posted 1499 days ago

That is awesome sculpting work – how you get the effect to look smooth and wavy is beyond me.

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#12 posted 1499 days ago

I can only imagine the time you used on this fantastic piece Benji. Flawless work and very original (your trademark).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 1499 days ago

I like this. I like it very much. I would like to see something much simpler placed on the top of it so as not to detract from the basic piece. I’ve looked at it quite a bit and can find no fault in it except wanting to take my arm and sweep everything off the top. Not only is the “Wave” front special, but the treatment of the end legs that follow through with the theme. Shows a lot of creative thinking and excellent workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#14 posted 559 days ago

well i came across this one that i had not seen, very excellent, i just love these woods that you recycle, as always benji your work is incredible, oh and let me say this…your currant picture on fb, a little strange buddy…but as we say, whatever floats your boat…lol…..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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