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"Alupihan" 7 drawer framework

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 444 days ago 9292 views 83 times favorited 76 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day to all,

We are always gravitated towards beauty that we see on the outside and sometimes miss out on discovering the true beauty that lies within..

Alupihan’s concept is a 7 drawer chest that found its way out of its mundane existence by walking out of its shell to expose its internal beauty- its mechanics. The drawers are hung on its rails and has a tolerance of 1/8” between them. The legs are sculpted to twist at the bottom.
This piece took 2months to build and sculpt and was part of my Nov. exhibit.

Materials:
top balayong
frame: (legs) saplungan
drawer guides: balayong
drawer sides: ipil
front drawers: molave
stretchers: dungon
All woods used are reclaimed as with all of my projects.

Have a great weekend guys!

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





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 444 days ago

Most excellent work Benji!

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#2 posted 444 days ago

This is an inspirational piece.. I love it! Is it for sale?

-- making sawdust....

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Marcus

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#3 posted 444 days ago

Hmmm, for some reason I am guessing the carcass of my cabinets don’t quite look like this if I stripped the outside away! Exceptional work.

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EnredandoNoGaraxe

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#4 posted 444 days ago

Beautiful. Looks like a living piece of furniture.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain), http://www.enredandonogaraxe.com

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Benji Reyes

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#5 posted 444 days ago

Thanks guys! This piece was sold prior to the exhibit Motthunter.

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

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motthunter

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#6 posted 444 days ago

when I am in the Philippines, i would love to come meet you. I admire your work. What city do you live?

-- making sawdust....

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Benji Reyes

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#7 posted 444 days ago

Up in the hills of Antipolo City Motthunter.

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

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#8 posted 444 days ago

Absolutely incredible creativity and workmanship!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- hotrodjohn, colorado

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 444 days ago

Benji another wonderful creation

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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stefang

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#10 posted 444 days ago

Another design triumph Benji! Your creativity and amazing skill never ceases to amaze me. What a gorgeous piece!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#11 posted 444 days ago

this is super kool. The first thing I thought of was, Gilligans Isle. This is awesome

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

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 444 days ago

beautiful. your work is always so very imaginative and unique. each piece expands the boundaries and definition of fine wood working. thanks!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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motthunter

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#13 posted 444 days ago

great.. if I am back in the area, I’ll see if we can meet.. thanks

-- making sawdust....

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jaykaypur

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#14 posted 444 days ago

W O W !

Exceptional craftsmanship and design.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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BigDawg

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#15 posted 444 days ago

That project is awesome.

-- Shawn DuGay, Wallingford, CT http://www.bigdogwoodworks.com

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