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let’s meditate

May 24th, 2010 at 13:45

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!

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7 Responses to “let’s meditate”

  1. Angie Says:

    I love it. You look stunning. xo

  2. Amy Says:

    Lovely! Great job.

  3. Jenni Says:

    hello, beautiful! nice work. i could never be so magnificently handy myself. xo

  4. melissa Says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this! I want one too. I love how your legs fit under it so neatly. How tall do you need to make the legs for something like it?

  5. forward tumble Says:

    thanks for all the compliments.
    Melissa, the bench has two side legs of 15cm or about 6 inches.

  6. Angie C Says:

    That’s wonderful! I love it!!!!

  7. Ana Goncalves Says:

    Wow, that’s absolutetly amazing!
    Well done!
    I love your work, and that it paid off providing you with something truly made from the heart.

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