Here is the longboard bench I ordered from Manila Maker, another wonderful and proudly Pinoy furniture maker I found on Instagram, hehe. As with Dekko, their stuff is handcrafted. I especially love the legs of this bench – that’s Edsel’s modern take on regular hairpin legs, and I think it’s his trademark. (You should see his display cabinet. Now I know where to have a china cabinet custom made one day). It took less then a week since Edsel had some benches in stock, and Laz and I went to pick up our bench after school last week.
Manila Maker was great to transact with. Edsel replied promptly to all private messages (we communicated solely through IG). I opted to pick up the bench from Fluidsurf instead of paying for delivery – it was conveniently near Laz’s school. Another fuss-free transaction for handcrafted pieces created with love. I have been so fortunate with the Filipino artisans, makers, and crafters I’ve been meeting lately as I slowly furnish our home. I like that Manila Maker puts a more modern spin on wood and metal furniture. The bench is clean and well-made – really sturdy too as both Laz and Alo have been bouncing on it, pretending to skate/surf (neither of them knows how, by the way, hehe). I highly recommend Manila Maker!!!
(I think it’s time for me to compile a list of my favorite and go-to Filipino furniture and home brands. I have another set of local brands who do furniture and decor for kids’ rooms too).