"Kaha-Pehan" Coffee table chest of drawers

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 604 days ago 4913 views 35 times favorited 45 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

Have a great weekend guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 604 days ago

As usual, absolutely awesome!

-- 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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#2 posted 604 days ago

Unbelievably cool! Really nice work, and very inspiring.

-- Ken from Monterey

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#3 posted 604 days ago

No words other than Beautiful Work!

-- Jeff

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#4 posted 604 days ago

I think coffee when I see this, very nice.

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#5 posted 604 days ago

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 604 days ago

Benji that is an incredible piece

It has an unlimited places for your eyes to follow


-- 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 604 days ago

Amazing work! Very elegant and well designed

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 604 days ago


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 604 days ago

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

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#10 posted 604 days ago

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

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#11 posted 604 days ago

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 604 days ago

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

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#13 posted 604 days ago

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 604 days ago

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 604 days ago

very very cool

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

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