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Project by Benji Reyes posted 646 days ago 7964 views 90 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: https://www.facebook.com/benjireyes

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

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 646 days ago

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 Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 646 days ago

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Ryan Haasen

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#3 posted 646 days ago

This is incredible!!! Fantastic work!

-- Ryan

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grizzman

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#4 posted 646 days ago

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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moshel

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#5 posted 646 days ago

as always, i am speechless… so pretty…

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

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gbear

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#6 posted 646 days ago

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

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 646 days ago

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 !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 646 days ago

Another very awesome build. What true talent.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Karson

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#9 posted 646 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 646 days ago

Damn! You’re gooooooood!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 646 days ago

WOW!

That is SO SUPER COOL!

Great work!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 646 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#13 posted 646 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BadDavid

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#14 posted 646 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#15 posted 646 days ago

WoW seems to be an understatement. That is sharp.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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