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Old 01-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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New Table and Underbed Storage

I decided I would rather have a glass table so the trailer would look more open instead of the drop leaf table I had originally planned on building.

Also, we didn't want a permanently mounted table. We wanted one we could move out of the way when we were not using it.

So I found a plant stand at a thrift store and put a glass top that had been on some old wicker furniture on it and made instant Casita furniture!

We can move the table over to the side to give us more walking room. Or we can take the glass top off and lay it on a dinette cushion to give us even more space to access underbed storage.

When we travel, the glass top will ride on the bed wedged in with pillows, and the legs of the table base will be wedged between the wall carpet and the mattress to keep it from sliding.

And I replaced the plastic drawers under the bed with pretty baskets.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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Someone has a flair for interior design, nice work.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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What Jim said. Beautiful, Sharon. I love the colors!
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:48 AM   #4
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Sharon, I love it! It turned out perfect. It was a great idea to use glass on the top and i can see why you were excited to find that plant stand the base is wonderful! The basket finished it off just right. Really, you wouldn't think you could make the casita any cuter but you made it absolutely adorable! Beautiful job!
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That's a truly charming interior. Congratulations.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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So Inviting!! How did you attach the glass top to the stand?

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Beautiful, your interior looks like a picture in a fine homes magazine.
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Very elegant indeed! What a nice design.
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Love the look of this trailer!! Well done.
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The roads in Georgia must be smoother than those in California. I would really be concerned over breakage. May be it would be possible to use some kind of plastic, Lexan, etc.
It certainly looks great. Maybe you could place the top on the floor so it can't fall. We recently had our dishpan fall off our shelf and nick our FG kitchen cabinet.
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Thanks everybody. I was so happy with it and couldn't wait to show it off. You've all made my head swell... but it's a nice feeling!

Melissa, the table sits on the frame just like any other glass table. It's supported on little silicone bumpers. It's very stable. You can bump into it and it doesn't wobble or shift.

Roger, the tabletop is removed, placed on the bed and wedged in with pillows when we are in transit. The base legs are wedged between the mattress and wall carpeting on the bed. So they can handle bumpy roads.

I image if the road was a dirt washboard, they might slide around, but usually the worst roads we take our trailer on are gravel roads that are in pretty decent condition.
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I love the baskets, where did you get them if you don't mind?
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I love the baskets, where did you get them if you don't mind?
I got them at Hobby Lobby. But they had the big rounded treasure chest tops. I had to cut off the solder that held on the hinges, chain and latch, then grind them down smooth. Then I rubbed black paint over it to cover the shiny silver of the solder and the small nicks that I put in the metal basket frame (to keep it from rusting). That made the repairs blend in.

They were the ONLY baskets I could find that were the right dimensions. The Basket Lady online had some nice ones, but none of them would fit.

What I really love about those baskets is the metal work on the top, and that they have nice handles.
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