Sunday, July 25, 2010

updated: Build-your-own prayer stool: some useful websites

I’m wanting to build my own prayer stool. Not sure why, it just seems a creatively, impulsive thing to do. Sometimes, creative impulses are worth following. A quick surf of the web reveals a few useful websites

  • For best creative graphics go here.
  • For softies, ie tips for padding, go here
  • For a prayer stool that collapses down, due to the use of hinges, go here.
  • For an ecological angle on the project, go here.

So the next step is to go and get the necessary pieces of wood …

Update 1: Here it is …

complete with hinges, so it can be folded …

I am happy to make these, at cost plus postage, for anyone who wants. Just leave a comment …

Update 2: And one of my students has just taken this a step further. They are wondering about starting worship by inviting those gathered to make their own prayer stool.  Wood and nails will be provided. And people invited to make their own, then use their own during the worship. (Then take their own away – the ultimate spirituality2go takeaway).

Posted by steve at 03:15 PM


  1. Mate, I built my own one a few years ago… not bad for an office worker if I don’t say so myself 🙂

    Comment by Paul Fromont — July 18, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

  2. Now i get it…and I’m sure this little item would give birth to many prayerful meditations

    Comment by Sue Ellis — July 20, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

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  4. Great idea – would cost a bit to post over here tho…

    Comment by Jill W — July 25, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

  5. “Sometimes, creative impulses are worth following.” I can completely relate to that in every possible manner.

    Comment by Cammie Novara — August 2, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

  6. Are you still making these? If so, what would be the cost?

    Comment by Deborah — March 16, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

  7. I would make it for cost ie cost of materials plus cost of postage. Plus I would invite you to consider “paying it forward”, to think of someone that in turn you could resource spiritually. I would not want to know about that, but would leave it to your creativity.

    A practical question is where you live, (I live in Australia now) and whether, if you live in another country, there are restrictions on importing wood.

    If you can provide this information, I can give you a precise price,


    Comment by steve — March 16, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

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