"Salumpwet" 3 seater

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 06-10-2011 07:44 AM 5920 views 13 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something guys….This three seater’s seat is carved top and bottom from a 4 inch slab of iron wood ” Magkuno”. The bottom stretchers to support the seat are left out from the slab to connect to the legs. The legs are of “Malabayabas” Back splats are steam bent ebony “kamagong” Stretchers and crown are fashioned from “Saplungan” All woods used are reclaimed as with all my designs and woodworks.
A lot of work but worth the time and effort! Have a fantastic weekend!!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 08:01 AM

Very Interesting Design and Beautiful wood!! I Like It!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 08:20 AM

That is really very NICE… Beautiful !!

C O O L !!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 09:01 AM

Another beautiful piece to enjoy! I would love to work with some of those hardwoods. I need to come visit!

-- "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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#4 posted 06-10-2011 09:39 AM

Fantastic work with some beautiful wood! I’m always impressed with your projects. I’ve never worked with iron wood, but it’s got to be harder than the hard maple I carve.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 11:48 AM

Always love your stuff Benji. Nice work!

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 01:17 PM

Beautiful, respectful of the materials, its purpose to serve the human shape and to please the eye! You have captured the spirit of the wood!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 01:43 PM

Wonderful work!

-- christopheralan

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 02:17 PM

Handsome work Benji!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 02:20 PM

Beautiful! I love all the sculpting, and the bottom feet detail, and how the woods finished up from raw to final finish. Thanks for sharing this. It’s wonderful.


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#10 posted 06-10-2011 02:39 PM

Absurdly gorgeous. A wonderful piece of work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 02:53 PM

Beautiful wood and great carving. Did you rough out the seat with a bandsaw or bowsaw, or is it all
hand carved. The value of the seat alone is more than my workshop budget for several years. Thank you
for sharing and making us dream.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 02:57 PM

Hi Benji, it’s nice to see you posting again. This is no different than all of your other creations. That is, totally unique, fantastically beautiful design and craftsmanship (probably very comfortable to sit in too)!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 02:59 PM

another cool one Benji Reyes

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#14 posted 06-10-2011 03:04 PM

Awesome! as usual…

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

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#15 posted 06-10-2011 03:19 PM

Fantastic design and creation.

-- 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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