"Kasintahan" Love Seat

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 887 days ago 3280 views 17 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow lumberjocks! I was supposed to post this last valentine’s day. “Kasintahan” Means lovers in Filipino. The seat is hand carved top and bottom from a 5” narra slab The legs are of Yakal. The base and arm rests are balayong. The back splats are laminated and steam bent dao while the crown is in molave. All woods used are reclaimed as with all of my works. This is one of my favorite benches. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 887 days ago

WOW!! Awesome as all your work is!!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#2 posted 887 days ago

Hi Benji,
As usual, a very fine work and excellent design! Narra is really a very stable wood specially combined with a very strong Yakal. The back slats using Dao gives the contrast. Overall, it is an excellent work for those beautiful Philippine reclaimed woods. Mabuhay.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 887 days ago


Another fine piece of Art!


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

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#4 posted 887 days ago

That is an awesome Lovers bench Benji. Than you for making me feel like a wook hack.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 887 days ago

Beautiful Benji!! Love your work mate!!!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#6 posted 887 days ago

That is a really fantastic piece Benji…Your work is always top notch.

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#7 posted 887 days ago

Jusi another splindid design along with artisan craftmanship! I love everything you do.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the beautiful wood!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#8 posted 887 days ago

Your craftsmanship is impeccable, really nice work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 887 days ago

Very nice! sculpture.

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#10 posted 887 days ago

Very cool bench a great design and super build.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 887 days ago

Pare, another masterpiece seat. As always your work awes and inspires me. I’d like to see more of the structure underneath the seat. The pics show just enough to really pique my curiosity in how you brought it all together.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#12 posted 887 days ago

I often think of making something that seems to flow together the way this does. So far the hands won’t cooperate. Very cool design.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#13 posted 887 days ago

Art Furniture? Studio furniture? Art made in a studio that looks like furniture, or furniture that looks like art? I’m cofused. Is it comfortable, cause it is beautiful. :)

I envy your materials, the colors, and tones!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 887 days ago

Very nice work Benji. Like the effect you are getting from the steam bending.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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#15 posted 887 days ago

Hi Tom, I call my works “functional sculpture” and It is comfortable. These are the 3 principles I adhere to in the conceptualization, designing and building of my pieces:

1. Aesthetics
2. Function (ergonomics for chairs)
3. Structural soundness. (“Build it once build it right”)

Thanks for the comments guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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