"Silya ni Flory" Flory's chair

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 03-17-2011 03:09 PM 7409 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this dining chair in 1998. The legs and frame are made from yakal. The back splat is in Dao, is steam bent and goes through the seat. The seat and arm rests are in ipil while the braces are all in ironwood (dungon) The crown is done in Ipil and represents giving, support and growth.

“Silya ni Flory” was named after a woman who spoils me too much…... My mother in law. I hope you guys are blessed with one.. Have a fantastic day!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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Dennis Fletcher

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 03:18 PM

Wow, your furniture just amazes me. I really wish I could see these in person.

Does your mother -in-law have one?

--, Making design and application one. †

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 03:28 PM

Beautiful chairs, and if you gave her one of these chairs, I can see why she spoils you too much. Mothers,
daughters and grandaughters usually seem to be a wonderful group, you all must have a wonderful
relationship. Thank you for sharing your work with us and giving us a glimpse into your world.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 04:24 PM

Beautiful design and fantastic craftsmanship, Benji!

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 05:26 PM

good work as usual

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 05:35 PM

Another masterpiece! It’s what we come to expect from Benji! Sheer brilliance! Keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 05:42 PM

I love the top of the back rest. You blow me away every time dude.

-- Rogue

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#7 posted 03-17-2011 06:14 PM

Amazing, not much more that hasn’t been said!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#8 posted 03-17-2011 06:22 PM

Beautiful design and wonderful build, fantastic work Benji

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-17-2011 06:45 PM

Another striking original! How fun it would be to see your pieces in person an sit in them!

-- "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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#10 posted 03-17-2011 06:56 PM

It’s a beautifull chair. The design is very nice and unique.

I love the plugs they enhance the whole thing.

Great work!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 03-17-2011 09:42 PM

A beautiful chair. Made with wood species that I’ve never heard of.

-- 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 03-18-2011 12:07 AM

The workmanship on this chair is wonderful, but like all your projects Benji, the design is the most important element. It seems to me that your designs are very recognizable as distinctly yours, I guess that means you have founded a new style that is equal to the well known styles that so many people love. That is my take on it anyway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-18-2011 01:32 AM

Another masterpiece. No matter how hard others copy Benjie’s works still no one can come close to any of his original masterpieces. The styles are very distinct, unique and always bear Benjie’s signature. I can’t get enough praising all his works. Bravo Benjie.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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