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have any of you built your own kotatsu? if so, please share images/blueprints

i've been wanting to make one for a while, but i've never really constructed anything in my life


i always wanted one, you can buy those designated radiators separately, right?


yeah, there are tons of kotatsu heaters on amazon iirc


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just guessing here, but an ikea table and an engine block heater might just do the trick. as for the blanket, buy one size larger than the table and a good quality staple gun.


full disclosure: Im a welder/machinist.


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Use fire-resistant materials and a blanket that can be easily washed.

Build a light frame that can be easily disassembled and put away or re-purposed into a coffee table when its not winter.

Install kotatsu heater not space heater.


This sounds like a huge fire hazard.


the best things in life are brother


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179 fires caused by kotatsu between 2005 and 2009, and the main causes of fires are bending the cable until it breaks/shorts out or stuffing the kotatsu with clothes. So like, just don't do that.


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Here is one my friend made :3
Source: https://punpun.xyz/


>horizontal case on the floor
Come on, get a shorter monitor stand and put the monitor on top of that case.


Admit it, it's yours.



This looks really confy but I wonder in how much time someone who sat on chair for is whole life could enjoy sitting in seiza more than 2min


Why the hell would you sit seiza at a kotatsu? The entire purpose of a kotatsu to keep your legs warm. How do you suppose it can do that if your legs are under your ass?


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Sure have. I built it the hard way.
There's holes in the blanket with metal grommets and pins in the legs that locate in the table top.

If I made another I'd just put magnets on the legs and table top.

Cost under $100 to make. But you'll need a lathe and router to make it the hard way.

It has chairs now too, just cut the legs off them.

It's going to sit on a heated rug with a thick rug ontop of it because wood floors.
>I hate sitting on the floor
>Hardly use it
I guess I just like making things more than using them


Or ya can just place the tabletop on top of the blanket. How it's supposed to be.


I didn't want someone stepping on the blanket and pulling the table top and everything on it over.


That's a real nice website you got there, beautifully designed