Meditation benches can be costly, and the pleasure of building your own bench for meditation can be a fun and fulfilling process. These are instructions for a rocking meditation bench, which allows the kneeler to adjust the amount of lean the bench has at any given time. This has been the style that I have had the most success with in terms of comfort. The model also includes instructions for building in padding, so no pillows are needed!
Wood 1X5.5, 31'' total length
Padding cut to about 12''X12'' (I use a retired Ridge Rest sleeping pad but anything will do)
Scrap fabric cut to about 14''X14'' (Tough fabric such as heavy canvas or upholstery fabric is recommended)
3/4'' wood screws (24 count)
1.5'' brackets (6 count)
Upholstery tacks (up to 20 count)
Sanding block (or sandpaper)
Paper to cut leg pattern
Wood stain of your choice
Step 1: Cut Bench Pieces
With the hacksaw, simply cut two leg pieces* (5.5 inches) and one bench piece (19 inches).
*I am 5'10'' and the 5.5 leg height works perfectly. If you are taller, you can go up to 6'', but keep in mind that the bench and the padding will add some height. The rocking aspect of this bench makes it quite versatile for people of all sizes.