"Open Sesame" kolektor series 2012

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 572 days ago 3784 views 30 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy Holidays!
I’m hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. It’s been a long productive year for me and am finally with my daughters in sunny Adelaide for the holidays.

This is my last project for 2012. My friends Jun and Rosie who commissioned this piece sent some of these photos and are having a wonderful holiday season with their new door. This is the third door I’ve posted on Lumberjocks. This particular one was part of my recent exhibit and has a more intricate sculpted door handle. I am attaching the link on the first door I posted for construction details. I provided two locks for this door instead of one at the center so as not to disturb the flow of the handles at the center.

Woods used:
Handles: Ipil
top, mid, bottom rails: dungon (iron wood)
panels: molave, yakal, ipil, saplungan & tindalo.
door jamb: yakal

All woods used are reclaimed from old houses as with all my other projects.

May the coming New Year bring you and your families, love, happiness, health and good fortune!


-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 572 days ago

i caught this one right away Benji, im so glad your with your girls and are on vacation, so hey lets do this, just send me some of this old salvaged wood while your on vacation and ill see what i can do with it…lol…its a beauty and i saw the post where they were installing it, magnificent…your a real visionary with these wooden beauty’s..enjoy your time with family…grizz

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

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#2 posted 571 days ago

Benji that door conjures up a spiritual feeling with warm richness of it’s design and the glowing amber tones of the wood. It is beyond a “door”. It’s earthy and sublime at the same time. Simply stunning! When you die, a new star will appear in the sky to reflect your earthly brilliance that shone while you were here among us! Geez, just amazing sir…....

Happy New Year!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2013.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 571 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

-- 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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#4 posted 571 days ago

> organic & inviting entrace doors – nice work

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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#5 posted 571 days ago

Well, you’ve got another great WINNER, Benji!


Thank you.

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

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#6 posted 571 days ago

These doors are insane!!! Great job!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#7 posted 571 days ago

Awesome doors

-- Vince

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#8 posted 571 days ago

Great colors and style….......................

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 571 days ago

Your not some cabinetmaker. You make doors too! LOL! Have a wonderful time, Happy New Year!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 571 days ago


-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#11 posted 571 days ago

I love these doors.
When I’m looking thru projects on LJ, and I see one of yours, I know it…before I look to see who made it.
You are a true artisan.
Happy holidays to you too

-- Steve--

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#12 posted 571 days ago

Wonderful Benji. And thank you for the good wishes. The same to you and your loved ones.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 571 days ago

This is amazing, these doors blew my mind!

Nice work.

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#14 posted 571 days ago

Amaizing work

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 571 days ago

Wow! I want to meet you, sir. And hug you, and kiss you and call you George.. Genius! Congrats and happy holidays! Can’t wait to see more of your projects, sir. Sorry noob here. This is the first thread I came to see and pop! WOW!

-- "it's not in the Fender; it's in the Hendrix."

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