"Salumpwet Tatlohan" 3 seater

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 06-20-2013 09:23 AM 4023 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day to all,

I would like to share with you guys this three seater version of my Salumpwet
The seat is gouged out of a 4” thick X 20” width X 6’ narra slab. The legs and stretchers are of dungon ( iron wood). The bottom seat stretcher is part of the carved seat, integrated and carved from the same slab of narra. Everything is one piece at the bottom. The back rest slats are steam bent kamagong ( ebony) while the crown is of Saplungan.

This three seater is 8 years old and has ever since been a part of our Tahanan ( Home). It beckons guests to sit on it when they enter my lanai. It is also the same seat on my profile picture.

Have a great day guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, Instagram benji reyes

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 10:29 AM

As always your work is amazing. What a beauty!

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

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 11:40 AM

Gorgeous Benji. Every one of your works are masterpieces!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 11:59 AM

Looks very fitting for the tail end/s. :)

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

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#4 posted 06-20-2013 12:03 PM

You continue to be one of the truly gifted ones. Incredibly beautiful work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 12:04 PM

yea i knew it right off, but its just as beautiful there and again, ive got a project that will be simular in some ways, its down the road a bit, but its coming…your work is beautiful now, back then and always will be, you were born with a chisel in your hand.., i still have not gotten that bowel you were going to send…but ill be patient, i promise….dont take a mans dream away now Benji….:)

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

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 12:06 PM .......:) case your Alzheimer’s set in again

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

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#7 posted 06-20-2013 12:26 PM

Mind blown. I was wondering which guy had the skill to do such an awesome design/build, then I glanced over at the name of the poster. Not surprisingly its Mr Reyes. (I’ll need to develop more talent before I refer to him as Benji)

This is another masterpiece.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#8 posted 06-20-2013 12:45 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 06-20-2013 12:47 PM

Jeepers, that’s beautiful. There’s talented, and then there’s talented.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#10 posted 06-20-2013 01:22 PM

Benji: A beautiful piece from a Master Woodworker.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 06-20-2013 01:49 PM


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#12 posted 06-20-2013 01:50 PM

This is quite a complicated and elegant piece! You’ve taken traditional concepts and created a unique organic look. Bravo!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 06-20-2013 01:54 PM


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#14 posted 06-20-2013 01:56 PM

This is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and furniture. I sure like the carved seats and hand work that goes into creating a piece of this size and magnitude. Fantastic.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#15 posted 06-20-2013 02:08 PM

Beautiful flowing lines. It definitely beckons you to sit in it. Awesome job.

-- Julian

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