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let’s meditate

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I’ve been meaning to build myself a little meditation bench for years. You know one of those small benches you can sit on while your calves fold away under the bench. They are great little benches because you tend to have a really good back posture, kinda like kneeling without loosing circulation to your legs. But it’s one of those things, you have to have loads of energy or some kind of magic drive (=muse) to do something like this. So you might sketch and even go so far as to collect the necessary material, but building it is something else and gets put off again and again and again. But today was the day!
It was not scorching hot outside (cool actually, which was nice after the really hot days we’ve had for the last week) and rather windy so the conditions perfect for a bit of woodwork on the back patio.

So I started out choosing the material from some very old odd bits of timber board off-cuts I’ve kept in the shed for at least a year.

I know, I know I should have weeded the cracks in between the tiles by now. Well, one day (soon?) when I have nothing else to do… **

Anyway, back to today’s project.
Next came the work.

Cutting, router-ing, sanding, assembly.

And here the bench.

Now, let’s meditate!

** P.S. the state of the back patio in the photograph prompted immediate action by J. It’s now supremely tidy looking!