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Project by Benji Reyes posted 11-24-2012 01:06 AM 8394 views 91 times favorited 71 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings fellow wood lovers,

It’s been a while since i posted a project. I just recently opened my exhibit and used this piece as the cover for my posters and invite. You may see the photos of the opening night on my face book like page:

The doors are doweled through and through slats of manggachapui ( very pale wood). I placed spacers between them before sculpting them. The handles and frame are part of one piece of balayong blank and are hand carved to form a fluid continuing line up to the drawer bottoms. The two drawer faces are carved from balayong. The cabinet’s top is also balayong with molave breadboards pegged in place with kamagong (Ebony) square pegs. The legs are a shaped from kamagong. Drawer sides, bottoms, shelvings and backing are all crafted from Ipil.

Nice to be back guys.. I hope you like the first project I’m posting from my show.

Best regards to all,


-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 01:10 AM

WOW!!! That is Absolutely Beautiful!!! That is a very clever way to carve out the doors!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 01:10 AM

WowZa…! That is really magnificent Benji…!
Your sculpting is always impressive and inspiring.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Ryan Haasen

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#3 posted 11-24-2012 01:18 AM

This is incredible!!! Fantastic work!

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 11-24-2012 01:26 AM

well as usual this is fantastic on so many level, wow, i am really inspired here, you did an incredible job, so much work, but to me it was well worth the price, just so much to say on this, i just want to look at it …thanks so much for the fabulous piece…its been awhile since something like this has come along…more then fantastic

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

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#5 posted 11-24-2012 01:27 AM

as always, i am speechless… so pretty…

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#6 posted 11-24-2012 01:32 AM

I wanna be you when I grow up!! Just amazing (as always), beautiful work!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Eric in central Florida

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 01:35 AM

Your stuff is out of this world Benji !
If I ever attain half your talent, I’ll be happy.
You are a true craftsman Benji!
This piece is like all your others, excellent !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#8 posted 11-24-2012 01:37 AM

Another very awesome build. What true talent.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-24-2012 01:39 AM

Beautiful Benji. Great design

-- 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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#10 posted 11-24-2012 01:47 AM

Damn! You’re gooooooood!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-24-2012 01:50 AM



Great work!

Thank you!

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

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#12 posted 11-24-2012 01:59 AM

You are one with the wood my friend this is so beautiful my good man!!!!!! Had to take a sec. peek and the two top draws are spot on off the chart wonderful…Blkcherry

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#13 posted 11-24-2012 02:02 AM

You’ve done it again Benji ,FANTASTIC design and great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 11-24-2012 02:21 AM

Wow, how long did this take you? For me I am thinking forever would not be long enough for me to do the same. lol :-)

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#15 posted 11-24-2012 02:22 AM

WoW seems to be an understatement. That is sharp.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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