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Project by Benji Reyes posted 557 days ago 3429 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys,
This 90” X90” Bed was part of my 2012 exhibit. There is nothing like coming home from a hard days work (woodworking or biking) to a bed with a good mattress and that is graceful to look at. The headboard is a medley of Narra, molave, ipil, dungon, yakal and tindalo woods mimicking the dance of seagrass. The frame is from 3”x 12” yakal beams salvaged from an old bridge and is inlayed with Kamgong ( ebony) and Amboyna burl medallions. The 11” diameter Molave posts were also salvaged from the same bridge. The horizontal braces underneath are made from balayong.

I’m more than happy it went to the right couple and that they are enjoying it until they pass on the experience to the next generation.

Have a great weekend guys!

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 557 days ago

That is one COOL bed & forest!

Very nice… COOL design.

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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grizzman

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#2 posted 557 days ago

good heavens Benji, this is gorgeous, i love the ocean theme, the platform is perfect , and im inspired to do something similar, except i already have my head board….but i have some cherry that just might work for the platform..im sure the couple who bought this are sleeping on a dream…fantastic….....now get to work and make some new beauty….you have me addicted to Benji world…furniture…...the best to you Benji…

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

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 557 days ago

It is just beautifully different in your world. Great job.

-- 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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gfadvm

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#4 posted 557 days ago

WOW pretty much sums up my opinion of this work of art!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Box

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#5 posted 557 days ago

As always..an excellent creation Benji…

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 557 days ago

Nice piece, and in a good home. Where did the idea for the bed come from.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Nate Meadows

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#7 posted 557 days ago

Another Home Run!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 557 days ago

Always look fwd to see your next creation. Its Beautiful as always. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 557 days ago

Very cool bed a very unique artistic bed.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#10 posted 556 days ago

Astonishing creativeness Benji. This design is pretty far out, but you pulled it off beautifully and it looks practical as well as artistic. You have my deepest admiration. I can imagine that it was pretty hot in Australia, but maybe not nearly so humid as the Philippines.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#11 posted 556 days ago

Wow! Very artistic, and a big case o WOW!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Karson

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#12 posted 556 days ago

That bed would fill up a lot of rooms.

Beautiful

-- 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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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 556 days ago

Benji, stunning work
I think the headboard would be nice to rest against?

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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Surfside

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#14 posted 554 days ago

Good job Benji! Stunning and gorgeous piece!

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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SPHinTampa

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#15 posted 547 days ago

Beautiful work – love the detail on the leg.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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