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Poor man's imitation of a Benji Reyes piece

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Project by Antti posted 311 days ago 991 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like Benji Reyes work. I think “Reyes inspired” would be an understatement in this case as I was aiming as close as possible to his table “Alalay Pilipit”. Most of his pieces are (obviously) way beyond my skills, but this small table seemed like something I could try to imitate for our home. The original lines proved impossible to replicate (as well as the choice of materials…), but I like this one anyway. As always, after having built this I would now do some things differently (mostly around how I constructed the legs).

The top is khaya, around it there are a dozen or so ebony plugs, the supports are oak, legs cherry, and the upright (upwrong?) as well plates under the legs are walnut. All the raw materials are scraps or leftovers from other projects: The original artist Reyes uses reclaimed wood, so I think it is becoming that for my so-and-so imitation of the design, I can claim my materials to be “almost reclaimed”...





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FlyingMLB

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#1 posted 311 days ago

That is “way” cool. You can be proud of this one. Thanks for the great pics.

-- Flying MLB, www.coloradocaretaker.blogspot.com A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#2 posted 311 days ago

great looking reproduction.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 310 days ago

Col design,,, very nice.

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

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#4 posted 310 days ago

Well done, Reyes is way more talented than I am (the mans a genius) and I havent seen the table that inspired you to build this one, but I really like the one you have built. thanks for sharing

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#5 posted 310 days ago

Great job you did good, thanks for sharing, I dig the design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 308 days ago

It’s beautiful and one of a kind! The plugs are nice accents and the finish really made the pretty grains pop. Great job!

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#7 posted 304 days ago

Nice one , if not claimed then it is certainly recycled .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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