"Alupihan" 7 drawer framework

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 02-02-2013 01:07 PM 16835 views 94 times favorited 78 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.

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,

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 01:25 PM

Most excellent work Benji!

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 01:28 PM

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

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 01:34 PM

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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#4 posted 02-02-2013 01:36 PM

Beautiful. Looks like a living piece of furniture.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain),

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 01:36 PM

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

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 01:43 PM

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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#7 posted 02-02-2013 01:57 PM

Up in the hills of Antipolo City Motthunter.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 02:02 PM

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

-- hotrodjohn, colorado

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#9 posted 02-02-2013 02:08 PM

Benji another wonderful creation


-- 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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#10 posted 02-02-2013 02:13 PM

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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#11 posted 02-02-2013 02:24 PM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 02-02-2013 02:39 PM

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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#13 posted 02-02-2013 02:46 PM

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

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#14 posted 02-02-2013 02:53 PM

W O W !

Exceptional craftsmanship and design.

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

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#15 posted 02-02-2013 03:01 PM

That project is awesome.

-- Shawn DuGay, Wallingford, CT

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