"Idlipan" Daybed

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 07-20-2013 11:35 AM 3425 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day fellow LJs,,

This daybed was designed to be viewed from all angles. The ebony and amboyna burl inlays extend all around bed. The backrest is made from various species of reclaimed wood. The bed frame is from a 2” x 12” yakal beam and the slats are made from ipil. The legs are molave and the bracing is balayong.

It always feels great designing a piece for a particular space in a home and seeing the final work complete the space.

Have a great weekend guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 12:07 PM

Another beautifully designed and executed piece! I wish I could see your work in person, as the photos are well presented, but the actual piece must be much more extraordinary in real life! Bravo!

Q: Should one envy others for the beautiful exotic woods that are not in their own backyard, or should they marvel at the possibilities of what others can do with what they have and then turn around and do equally extraordinary work with woods in one’s own backyard?

A: Yes. Envy can become admiration. Admiration can become incentive. Incentive can become ingenuity. Ingenuity can become the engine to perform a task that is accomplished.

Dream, create, conquer, accomplish. What ever the out-come you will succeed in fulfillment and strive.
Benji – Your accomplishments show your life is full. (Not full to capacity, but constantly being filled.)

-- "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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#2 posted 07-20-2013 12:23 PM

Another Masterpiece!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 12:59 PM

Wonderful piece Benji. Whenever I see your work I always try to imagine a dream house filled with your furniture.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 12:59 PM

Very unique and awesome. At the same time.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 01:13 PM

Benji: Another beautiful design and a great selection of woods.

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

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 01:39 PM

This is a real nice design and looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 07-20-2013 01:46 PM

100% cool great design.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 07-20-2013 01:51 PM

simply beautiful!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 07-20-2013 01:59 PM

Yet another beautiful piece!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 07-20-2013 02:32 PM

You always amaze me with your beautiful designs and wonderful exotic yet reclaimed woods. This piece does not disappoint…it is simply awesome!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#11 posted 07-20-2013 02:34 PM

I can always spot your work from the thumbnail in the projects page. Your style is so distinctive, there’s no mistaking it. Great, great stuff.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#12 posted 07-20-2013 02:34 PM

Absolutely Awesome Benji…You creations consistently are unique.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#13 posted 07-20-2013 03:48 PM

Very visually interesting. I was wondering if the spikes are somewhat fragile. If for actual use I suspect kids might snap them off, even if by accident. If for looks only, wowza!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#14 posted 07-20-2013 04:00 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 07-20-2013 05:27 PM


Do you ever get tired of hearing or seeing accolades? LOL! Another piece that pushes the limits! What was the inspiration?

I agree with mmh that you are blessed with wonderful and inspiring wood. And you know what to do with it.

I was wondering when you would post again. :>)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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