Kneeling Bench

Kneeling Bench
Kneeling Bench

Not all of us are comfortable kneeling, but playing in the garden often requires it.  My kneeling days are numbered, even though I’ve been protecting my knees with knee pads for years.  In fact, I have a set for indoors and a set for outdoors.  I wear knee pads so much that I just keep them on when I nap in the recliner between play sessions.

            An alternative to wearing knee pads is using kneeling pads—one inch thick pads of soft material that you place between you and the ground.  We must have 3 or 4 around here.  I’ll grab one for LaVille when I catch her kneeling on a hard surface.  These pads are fine to use, but when you move around a lot, like when I’m chasing weeds around the yard, it’s a nuisance to carry the pad with you.

            Here, for you persistent kneelers, is a device that you may wish to purchase and use.  It’s a seat bench that can b e turned up-side-down and then used as a kneeling pad.  Look at the attached picture to see what I mean.  You can work while bending over from the bench, or you can kneel when it’s flipped over.  Perhaps the best feature is the fact that you have 2 supports on the sides that will help you get up—which is the hard part.  Do you remember that the main reason for using a rigid plastic bucket when weeding was that you could use it to help you get up?  An additional feature is that the legs can folded in for storage.

            There is a variety of kneeler benches at Amazon for less that $40.

            If your knees could talk, they would thank you.  The side supports may just be the feature that will save you from taking a face plant into the garden—and nobody likes to grow face plants.

Keep on kneeling,

Stan, The Tool Man