Meditation Bench Set – Douglas Fir
ARTISAN-CRAFTED IN CANADA by NORTH ™
Douglas Fir Meditation Bench Set
Original North design includes a bench seat cushion
• I am thrilled with the support it seems to give my posture
Warm wishes, Diane, Montreal, Quebec
The bench with cushion arrived yesterday. Love it! Thank you so much for all your efforts. I am really pleased that I can take it on retreat with me. Had a back-up borrow just in case but this is perfect. It weighs almost nothing! I am happy that the delay provided me with opportunity to connect relatively directly with you ... a pleasure. Enjoy Autumn's last sigh ... so elegant and dignified. Thank you again for the work and the care.
This combo consists of our Douglas Fir meditation bench and a padded bench seat cushion to go on top!
Our bench cushion has elastic straps to hold it securely in place. Filled with 100% cotton (grown in the USA).
• unique proprietary leg design – designed & thoroughly tested at over 20 intensive zen sesshin* by our master bench-maker (and highly recommended)
• beautifully hand-crafted right here in Canada
• sturdy, yet light and portable, and easily fits into your suitcase for travel
|Your height___||5′ 10″ +_||_average_||5′ 0″ –|
|Back of bench||9.00″||7.00||5.00|
|Front of bench||8.25″||6.50||4.75|
Douglas Fir trees (the tallest of the pines) are native to North America. They’re not really a fir tree, but a unique species discovered on Vancouver Island by a Scottish man. It’s a durable wood, heavier than pine or poplar, with a gorgeous visible grain that’s slightly rosy in colour. Over time this will darken with exposure to light.
A Douglas Fir bench is sturdy, and may be very suitable for individuals who meet the definition of a “person of size” or “large”. The extra height in a tall bench may help in this circumstance, as it may help provide more of a gap at the back of the knees.
All benches are standard width of 17.5″. Anyone who has trouble sitting cross-legged, but can still kneel on the floor should be able to use our benches comfortably.
* zen sesshin – an intensive multi-day silent retreat with over 10 hours of formal meditation daily
Read more: Meditation Benches at North Magazine