How to build a Japanese-style heated floor desk

By on Jan 26th

Koyasan © by michaelvito, used under Creative Commons license.

I'm all about floor-furniture like the kotatsu, a 14th-century invention used in many Japanese homes all winter. It's like the floor-oriented table often associated with Japanese homes, but with the added convenience of a heater and blanket. Sometimes I have daydreams about how awesome it would be to have one of these suckers. SO WARM. So cozy. None of the crampy discomfort of a western-style desk!

I've got a little floor-desk of my own going on, and this IKEA hack came just in time for me to play with.

With two Lack tables, a small heater, and a nice padded blanket I could be ON MY WAY to no longer bundling up to work. And maybe then I'll hack up an accompanying zaisu.

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