"Silya ni Pedro"

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 157 days ago 2622 views 23 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished another of my “Silya ni Pedro”.

legs: yakal
back splat: steam bent balayong
crown: curly molave
bottom stretchers: dungon
base: ipil

The seat is hand gouged (seat and bottom) from a 4” thick narra slab. All dowels are raised and rounded off. I wanted the piece to be more tactile.

All woods used are reclaimed as with all of my projects.

Have a great weekend guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 157 days ago

Benji; A 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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#2 posted 157 days ago

Wow, awesome design. Love the way it all works together. The details and finish are fantastic.Cheers.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#3 posted 157 days ago

Another stunning creation, with your usual flair. Fantastic work.

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

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#4 posted 157 days ago


Another Great Creation to add to your collection…

Really COOL lines… Looks very comfortable too!

Very nice…

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 157 days ago

Fantastic work Great Design You have great skill & Vision High quality finnish I Love it Well done !

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#6 posted 157 days ago

Wow, what a beautiful chair Benji, excellent craftsmanship. I have never heard of any of those woods but they are beautiful. thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 157 days ago


I’m singing the praises of the chorus for the master of woods that are exotic to me! David Savage should include you in his next “Furniture with Soul” book. Nice delicate crafted lines preserving the nature of the woods. Tough act dude!

Working and playing. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 157 days ago

Awesome work. You must be recovering form the typhoon, eh?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 157 days ago

Another winner great design.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 157 days ago

Awesome work

-- Vince

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#11 posted 157 days ago

Definitely a statement piece! This looks like it could walk away while you are sitting in it. Very nicely done.

-- "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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-- Nick, Virginia,

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#15 posted 157 days ago

Sweet Design Benji , it must have taken some time to build!

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