"Diwata III"

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 173 days ago 2151 views 23 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third “Diwata” I made it narrower and taller than than the last two. I also did the sides in slats and incorporated the gouged design to it.
The door handles are balayong wood and are sculpted from the door frame. I offset them so the slats peer through them. I was asked several times if I sculpt a solid blank of wood and slice it up fro the door slats. The slats are milled individually then dowelled through and through with Iron wood. I then place spacers in-between the slats before I start sculpting them.
The two top drawers are sculpted from balayong. The top is balayong with curly molave breadboards. Legs are kamagong (ebony) while the backing is in ipil.

The cabinet has 2 shelves.

Dimensions: H 50” W 40” D 22”

Thanks for taking time to view my works.

Happy Halloween!

Benji Reyes

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 173 days ago

fantastic benji, i wanted to be the first to say so, ill be back to add more to my comment….yea yea yea…i love benji’s work , his art….

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

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#2 posted 173 days ago


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#3 posted 173 days ago

You the Man Benji!....Great work!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#4 posted 173 days ago

Another great project with fantastic lines and features. Love the work!!!

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 173 days ago

Hi Benjj,

This is an incredible piece of furniture!!! Superb Design and Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 173 days ago

You are amazing Benji, great work!


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#7 posted 173 days ago

Outstanding piece of work Benji. I love how your mind works, the way you encorporate an organic feel to your creations.
I think I understand doing the carving after its assembled, or the pattern would distort when split apart.
Great rich looking woods and design!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#8 posted 173 days ago

once again a masterpiece!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 173 days ago

You’ve done it again, Benji. Nobody on Earth makes things quite like you do.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#10 posted 173 days ago

Super piece of art.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 173 days ago

Another stunning piece! Thanks for sharing the details of fabrication.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 173 days ago


Everyone would be extrememly blessed to have one of your pieces in their home of office.

Another beautiful creation.

-- 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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#13 posted 173 days ago

Another one out of the park. Amazing work.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#14 posted 173 days ago

Stunning and amazing…but then we have come to expect that from you! You ARE the man and we love your work.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#15 posted 173 days ago

Your projects are always outstanding works of art Benji.

-- Custom furniture

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