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Meditation Bench with Carved Symbol

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Project by Kari Hultman posted 11-13-2011 03:23 PM 4310 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry meditation bench with the symbol for “Om” carved into the seat. The legs slide out for easy transport.





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Vince

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#1 posted 11-13-2011 03:50 PM

Nice work

-- Vince

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granite

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 04:11 PM

Nice bench. I’m thinking about making one for my wife. Is it inclined or flat? What are the dimensions?
Really good work!

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 04:18 PM

Beautiful bench. I love how you accentuated those through tenons. Great job on the carving as well!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 04:26 PM

A bench to contemplate more carving?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 04:39 PM

Kari,

I recongnized that carving from your blog and thought someone was copying your work for a second. Then I looked at the project and it was you. I love your blog and it’s cool to see your projects on here as well. I really liked this project when you blogged it.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#6 posted 11-13-2011 04:50 PM

Nice! Beautiful bench, simple and elegant with the grace of a woman’s touch. Love the blog too! “I love woodworking and nothing else . . . . and ice cream!” A sense of humor goes a long way in the shop. keep charging.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Kari Hultman

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#7 posted 11-13-2011 04:57 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments! Granite, here is a link to my blog post about the bench which includes dimensions and drawings. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to help. http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/2011/01/taking-stress-out-of-meditation-benches.html

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#8 posted 11-13-2011 05:48 PM

This is really nice. Love the details.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#9 posted 11-13-2011 06:05 PM

Great looking bench! The Carved Symbol, really add style to the bench.

-- Dennis Zongker

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shipwright

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#10 posted 11-13-2011 06:23 PM

Clean and simple with great attention to detail and sweet carving.

I like it a lot.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 11-13-2011 06:26 PM

beautiful ;) I still have not made mine yet :O

-- helen

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#12 posted 11-13-2011 09:36 PM

Great craftsmanship it looks awesome!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#13 posted 11-13-2011 11:57 PM

Love it !

I’m getting too old and busted to get down on my zafu any more. May have to add this to the infinite To-Do list.

Thanks for sharing :-)

-- -- Neil

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Bradford

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#14 posted 11-14-2011 02:31 AM

That’s a beautiful “time-out” bench. But “Meditation” sounds better. It’s nice to see a project with depth and reason. Great post.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#15 posted 11-14-2011 07:46 AM

Another beautiful example of your talent, as is the rest of your work.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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