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"Apo Laki" Cabinet

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 03-09-2013 11:00 AM 4987 views 39 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet took a while to sculpt. The doors are similarly built as my “Diwata” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74538 while the drawers are carved to flow as one collective piece similar to my “Alupihan” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78945.

Your comments on my projects are greatly appreciated…. Your comments inspire me….THANK YOU ALL!!

The doors slats are molave and are dowelled through and through with ironwood. The frames are balayong. The handles and frame are one piece. The cabinet frame/legs are tindalo while the drawers are of molave. The crown is also made from balayong while the inlays are amboyna burl. The cabinet stands 7’ and is 42 inches wide. The whole thing weighs around 250 lbs. I am presently working on a smaller version of this and will be posting it by next month.

Have a great weekend guys!

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





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peng

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 11:23 AM

wow!It‘s an amazing job!I like it very much!

-- All for one, one for all.

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motthunter

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 11:25 AM

always a pleasure to see what you create. I love it.

-- making sawdust....

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Gianni

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 11:52 AM

Your work is amazing. So humbling to see, as I lack the skill, patience, and creativity to accomplish anything on this scale.

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Beezle

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 11:58 AM

Beautiful work.

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Spoontaneous

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 12:22 PM

Exquisite work….. creativity unleashed….. something mighty special going on there.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Charles Maxwell

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 01:00 PM

Rare talent, explosive creativity, Superbly crafted . . . it’s what we have come to expect of Mr Reyes. Absolutely wonderful!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#7 posted 03-09-2013 01:10 PM

Breathtaking! You are a true artist/craftsman, you inspire us with your amazing creations

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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cbehnke

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 01:18 PM

the previous comments have said it all…it’s art, it’s craftsmanship, it inspires other woodworkers. thanks for posting and giving me goals to shoot for.

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jap

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 01:35 PM

your works is awesome.

-- Joel

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jaykaypur

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#10 posted 03-09-2013 01:39 PM

Eye candy!!

A truly elegant example of art and craftsmanship melding together. The flow of this piece is simply breath-taking.

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

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stefang

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#11 posted 03-09-2013 02:00 PM

Inspired work Benji. A very beautiful piece. It seems like the sculpturing returns the wood back to a natural look or feel somehow, but in an artistic way. I continue to be amazed at the results you get with those carving tools and your creative talent.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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gepatino

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#12 posted 03-09-2013 02:05 PM

You are awesome, not much more to say.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- http://about.me/gepatino

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Karson

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#13 posted 03-09-2013 02:22 PM

Fantastic work.

-- 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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antknee3491

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#14 posted 03-09-2013 02:34 PM

You’re work is truly extraordinary. I would love to see how you do the sculpting. Perhaps a DVD is in order to capture your work?

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david38

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#15 posted 03-09-2013 02:41 PM

beautiful

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