Introduction: Simhasana Bench
Hello everyone !
A few months a go i started doing Yoga ! and i would not believe i will love it that much.
My teacher (Tamar ) is one of the best ,she supported me during the entire process , and always stood by me and helped do the postures correctly
She wanted me to build her the Simhasana Bench , and i said hey why not?! :)
Hope you enjoy this instructable , it came out awesome !
Comments are welcomed
Step 1: Buy Wood Plates and Poles
Drove to a wood shed, and bought all the wood i needed
Step 2: Take Measures
Tamar gave me the exact measures of the Simhasana Bench
So from that you need to start
The drawing that you see , is the one of the two long side legs
They support all the wight of the person lying on the bench. - so i chose it to be Hardwood
Step 3: Draw the Measures on the Hardwood
I printed the angles needed ( 60 degrees and 30 degrees ) , and made sure they are the same size ( of paper and font ) so it would be perfect.
take a pair of clamps , and tighten the board to the table - than mark all the cutting lines with pencil
Step 4: Cut the Harwood
Take a jigsaw and cut slowly the hardwood
Step 5: Continue to the Top Cover
the top cover is made of sandwich wood.
It is strong enough to withstand a persons weight , and it`s a small dimension so i`m not worried - it can`t break
Step 6: Create Middle Reinforcement Rods
In between the Hardwood , we must create Reinforcement rods in order for the whole structure to be solid and strong.
I don`t want to get into a situation where a person lies on it , and it breaks NO WAY !
So i cut with a saw 5 pieces of wooded pine rods and attached them to the Hardwood with screws
Step 7: Attaching Upper Case Covers
Unfortunately i forgot to picture the building process and attachment of the upper case.
So i would tell you shortly , that i took the measurements needed and cut it accordingly , and then attached it to the Hardwood top with strong wood glue
Than , for it to stick good , i added weight on it ( weights and other heavy stuff ) - and left it for 24 hours.
Step 8: Apply Wood Filler
When you connect parts together - not always it comes straight , so you need to fill the gaps with wood filler.
If i had a proper saw , than the cutting would have come perfect , but i don`t. :(
Either way , apply the wood filler in all places that have gaps between, wait for it to fry for a few good hours.
Step 9: Sand It !
After the wood filler dried out , sand it ( grit 150 or 100 )
Step 10: Let the Painting Process Begin !
Choose the color you desire and paint it.
I started with a slim coat of varnish wood paint.
But at far as you can see , the wood filler is being seen threw the paint.
So after the first layers of the varnish , i took Brown Paint and got crazy all over the Simhasana !
Step 11: Brownish
Brown color !
Step 12: Grind the Sides
To give it a better look , i sanded a bit the sides of the BOX.
It looks better
Step 13: Add Initials
My friends name is Tamar - So i wrote her initials on the side of the BOX.
First i found a cool font , printed it , cut the letters and marked with a pen, then i used the Dremel tool to grind it slowly
Step 14: Ready !
It was a cool Instructable to build.
If you plan to build one , make sure you stregthen it very good , so that overweight people can sit on it without the fear of it breaking