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"Kaha-Pehan" Coffee table chest of drawers

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 12-01-2012 05:19 AM 5316 views 36 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another piece from my recently concluded KOLEKTOR SERIES 2012 exhibit. “Kaha-pehan” is a coffee table with 12 drawers designed and computed to fit on its 4 sides… sort of a puzzle where you can actually loose your keys by forgetting which drawer on which side you placed it. The carcass with the drawers were first built before sculpting around it. Sanding was part of the sculpting process to accentuate the ridges and lines. The face drawers are 2.5” thick molave ( philippine teak) to be able to gouge out the drawer pulls as part of the sweeping lines around the chest. four 3” high by 2” diameter Amboyna burl pegs were positioned onto the balayong top to hold the 3/8” thick glass. The face drawers are carved from Molave, the drawer sides, and rails are ipil.

“Kaha-pehan” has found it’s new home after the exhibit. You can see more photos of “Kaha-pehan” On my like page https://www.facebook.com/benjireyes.

Have a great weekend guys!

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





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#1 posted 12-01-2012 05:22 AM

As usual, absolutely awesome!

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

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 06:12 AM

Unbelievably cool! Really nice work, and very inspiring.

-- Ken from Monterey

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 06:44 AM

No words other than Beautiful Work!

-- Jeff

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 06:54 AM

I think coffee when I see this, very nice.

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 07:36 AM

Galing naman. Excellent work on the integral drawer handles. I know how exotic the woods are. How much more if those woods are with the hands and mind of Benji.. I am really proud that you continue the Pilipino in naming all of your works. Mabuhay.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 07:49 AM

Benji that is an incredible piece

It has an unlimited places for your eyes to follow

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 08:17 AM

Amazing work! Very elegant and well designed

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 09:21 AM

NOW YOUR JUST SHOWIN OFF! MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE YOU CAN! LOL! MAJOR WOW PIECE.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 09:52 AM

That’s just beautiful! Only two kinds of people can own furniture this beautiful… The very rich or the very few craftsmen who have the skills, tools and wood to build something this beautiful.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 12:01 PM

This is amazing piece of work. How long does it take to make a piece like this?

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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#11 posted 12-01-2012 12:24 PM

Just saying the obvious: it is really beautiful. I like to see useful pieces of art.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 01:12 PM

I’m always impressed with your creativity, Benji. Well done.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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#13 posted 12-01-2012 01:27 PM

Awesome. Extremely beautiful piece of furniture.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 12-01-2012 01:45 PM

One of the the best projects posted in a while. I really like the way each drawer uses the space. It looks great. Lovely combination of woods, and the finish looks great too. Thanks for posting.

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#15 posted 12-01-2012 02:18 PM

very very cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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