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Project by Benji Reyes posted 02-28-2018 08:40 PM 1475 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished two of this chair. The seat is hand gouged from a 4” thick Dao slab. The bottom stretchers are carved out from the same piece. The arm rests and crest rail are balayong wood. The back splat is steam bent laminated Philippine ebony (kamagong) and flexes when leaned on. The legs are ironwood (Dungon). I’ve built several of this in the past years but love the Dao wood seat on this.

All woods used are reclaimed as with all my projects.

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





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nonickswood

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#1 posted 02-28-2018 08:53 PM

Exquisite! Benji you never cease to impress us!
Absolutely Beautiful!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 02-28-2018 08:54 PM

That is one colorful, cheerful looking chair. How does it sit? Comfy?

-- Think safe, be safe

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 09:50 PM

That is a fantastic chair you’ve made there! And I love those legs—looks like it’s getting ready to run off!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 11:10 PM

I love the chair. Great wood, design and craftsmanship.

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 11:16 PM

Wow. That’s a smokin hot chair. that’s a looker, not a sitter.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Andrek

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#6 posted 03-01-2018 12:11 AM

Bravo !!! this is stuning, you have wood essence unknown to me and an immense talent,

-- andrek

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 03-01-2018 12:19 AM

Breathtaking, an absolute example of visual and mechanical craftsmanship

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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swirt

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#8 posted 03-01-2018 03:16 AM

That whole chair is fascinating, from the wood, to the carved seat with carved stretchers to the way the legs taper and then flair to support the arm rests. Quite amazing to look at. Is it comfortable?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 03-01-2018 03:51 AM

Benji, lots of gouge work on this. Results are close to being an art carving my friend

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 03-01-2018 04:17 AM

Truly beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Benji Reyes

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#11 posted 03-01-2018 04:56 AM

@Mean_Dean @swirt Sits like a saddle and flexes to your lower lumbar. Very comfy! Thanks for all the comments!

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

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#12 posted 03-01-2018 05:11 AM

cool design,nice work Benji

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Benji Reyes

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#13 posted 03-01-2018 05:22 AM

@Mean_Dean @swirt Sits like a saddle and flexes to your lower lumbar. Very comfy! Thanks for all the comments!

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

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 03-01-2018 08:47 AM

BENJI, YOU’RE THE GUY WHO MAKES ME WANT TO BE A FURNITURE MAKER.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 03-01-2018 10:21 AM

Lot of wood sculpturing and carving. So intersting design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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