Introduction: A Kotatsu for Your RV

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Sitting here in the frigid desert of Eastern Washington in a fifth-wheel, I got cold sitting at the table using the computer. Having learned just this morning about a Kotatsu, I was inspired. I have no desire to sit on the floor, so I wasn't going to build the whole thing, just going to work with what I have for a table.

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This is what I have.

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I placed non-slip material on the table.

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Cheap blanket from the local big box store. You know the one, lots of trashy customers, treats their employees badly...

Cost: $10.00

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More non-slip material.

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The local home improvement depot type place was kind enough to cut this piece of paneling for me. I even have a spare in case I mess one up.

Cost: $10.57

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I already had this heater. I just pushed it underneath for the daytime. At night I'll pull it back out to heat the rest of the room.

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Laptop back in place.

It stays nice and toasty under here. I may be able to heat it with something much less, will experiment.

Comments

nicostouch (author)2015-03-27

haha I did something similar with a fan heater and a bedspread I had. Works a charm. Not quiteeeee as good but still! This kotatsu looks comfy cos you can sit down properly.

angelcarnivore (author)2012-02-07

Easy, and a good way to keep warm!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-11-21

Very clever!

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