"Kahabinet" Chest of Drawers

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 06-28-2010 01:03 PM 7432 views 25 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Chest of drawers done in 2003 The framing is done in “Dungon” (Iron wood) I planted the ebony drawer pulls onto the yakal face drawers by about half an inch deep before sculpting them altogether including the dungon rails. The top is made from Dao and the bread boards are also of ironwood.


Height: 36”
Width: 42”
depth: 22”

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 01:30 PM

Benji…that is awesome, the only thing I would of done is post more pictures. LOL

-- Vince

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 01:49 PM

Benji, that is beautiful. I admire your patience in shaping the drawer fronts. Like, Vince, post more pictures in the future. Thank you for sharing!

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 02:07 PM

Fabulous Benji. It seems to me that these are timeless designs that can only increase in value.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 02:49 PM

Beautiful job Benji.

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

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 03:16 PM

Wow …. how do you create the contours in the drawer fronts?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 03:44 PM

Once again, the design, materials and the exectution are at the highest level! Fantastic! Seeing what you create is pure enjoyment for me!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 03:58 PM

This is some work of art!

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

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 04:12 PM

Is there a word to describe the type of furniture building that involves the abstract, swirling carving of the wood used in furniture (besides gorgeous)? Seems like there should be. If not, let’s invent one. Benji Style, Reyes Treatment? I can see I’m going to have to become much more familiar with exotic woods to really appreciate them fully. This lovely piece reminds me of luscious swirls of chocolate. Something edible. Something to run one’s hand over. Tactile, warm.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 04:23 PM

You, know, Benji…How about a piece that doesn’t have a flat top? What would it be like to have a top with the same type of swirls? If you wanted to decorate that type of top, toss on a few orchids or pebbles of jade. I’m not a knick-knack type of person anyway and don’t like anything on top of a work of art, so why keep it flat? It wouldn’t even have to be sand-duned, how about something geometric with angles? Would the wood stand up to that? Or, have you already done it and we just haven’t seen a picture yet? I hope we get to see a lot more of your earlier work.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 04:27 PM

@ Swirt, I sculpt them using different gouges.
Thanks for your comments guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 04:30 PM

@Gnome, I’m still waiting for photos of some of my old works from clients and friends. I’ll be posting them as soon as I get hold of the photos. Thanks for the comments!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 04:38 PM

Your work never ceases to delight and amaze. A remarkably beautiful design and execution.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 05:12 PM


A great design. looks like a lot of work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 06-28-2010 05:23 PM

Fantastic ! Benji…A real work of art. I would assume it is very heavy because of the woods you used.

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 06:16 PM

Truly amazing and beautiful…in a league of masters.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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