Bangko pang Pyano (Piano Bench)

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 04-14-2012 04:01 PM 5357 views 28 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys, I designed this simple Piano bench for a good friend. The seat is made from ipil while the casing and legs are of Saplungan. The stretchers are kamagong (ebony).

My apologies….I haven’t been posting much lately since I’ve been working on some major pieces for my November exhibit in Manila celebrating my 30th year in the designing/woodworking art industry. In as much as I love sharing my latest works with you guys, I will be posting my new creations one by one after I’ve unveiled it to the public. I pray you all have a fine weekend. God bless!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 04:17 PM

very nice piece, well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 04:19 PM

Very nice bench Benji

-- 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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#3 posted 04-14-2012 04:26 PM

Wonderful Benji. Good luck with your exhibition. I’m looking forward to seeing your new designs. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 04:30 PM

Love that design. Good luck with the show.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 04:52 PM

Can’t wait to see your new pieces…the Bangko pang Pyano is terrific!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 04:57 PM

Great design and wonderful build. I really like that style. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 05:30 PM

boy this is one beautiful bench, i love the legs and the joinery, fantastic…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 05:42 PM

Nicely done! Love the joinery and the shape of those legs is great.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 06:00 PM

Beautiful design, wood, & job!

Super COOL!

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

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#10 posted 04-14-2012 06:15 PM

Looking good! The Manila exhibit sounds like alot of fun.

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#11 posted 04-14-2012 07:54 PM

Wonderfully original and well designed. Practical and beautiful! We’ve missed you.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 04-14-2012 08:13 PM

That’s a Very nice design. Looks like it goes with those long benches you designed.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 04-14-2012 09:12 PM

Welcome, and good luck w the exhibition.

I love the simplicity and solid feel even with the curvrs and big joint corners coming together. I’d think about a piece like this but I’m guessing you just put it together in the middle of other projects? Like how the joints also provide the support. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 04-14-2012 09:22 PM

Very nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 04-14-2012 10:20 PM

Great bench Benji, I like Green and Green influence and of course the signature Benji style legs.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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