Casita Projects and Toys

New support for glass table top

I finally finished the support for the glass table top.  The table was pretty sturdy, but when we would lean against the side of the glass top, it would tip.

I would have liked to build a 3 pronged support to match the 3 sides of the base.  But I’m not skilled enough with woodwork to manage that.  So I made a simple cross piece that is screwed into the round metal piece below.

It works!  The table top doesn’t tip even if I lean against it.

I will keep my eyes out for a metal 3 pronged support to replace it with someday, but for now, this will do.

Stove cover freshly painted. It will get one more coat to make it uniformly shiny -- I hope!

I also got the stove top repainted.  I used Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy paint.  I prefer working with regular Rustoleum because the epoxy is thicker and a little harder for me to get uniformly smooth.  But at least it looks clean and fresh now.

My FireDancer propane campfire arrived yesterday.  I haven’t lit it yet, but I really like the look and feel.  It’s sturdy and feels like a quality product.

My only beef with it is that the photos showed the ceramic logs extending to the metal edge of the unit.  The logs that I received, however, look like they were made for a smaller unit, and are 1″ short of the sides all the way around.

I love the Fire Dancer propane campfire, but am disappointed that the logs don't fit the base better.

I have written to the company I bought it from to see if I was inadvertently shipped the wrong size logs.

Finally, I received my patio mat today.  I really like it!  It’s acrylic and is definitely not something you would want in your house.  But to put in mud or sand in front of the Casita’s door, I think it will be perfect.  It looks like it will just hose clean when it’s time to pack up and go.

The reversible patio mat. I like it!

The other side of the patio mat


  1. I think your table looks great. It would be hard to improve the look in my opinion.


  2. Barbara Goodman

     /  February 8, 2012

    The table top looks very nice, I love your interior, and would like to see a picture of the rug outside the RV, how big is it ?


    • Barbara, the rug is available in three different sizes. I got the smallest, which is 6′ x 9′. 9′ x 12′ is next, and I forget what the largest size is.

      I’ll try to remember to take a picture soon.

      Thanks for the comment on the table. I really love the way the glass top doesn’t seem to crowd the space.


  3. The table top looks great, nice and sturdy. Your stove top came out great too.
    I think the top of your fire pit might be the right size for safety reasons. It is still a flame. But I could be wrong, Be interesting to here their response.

    I will be going on my final voyage with my Class C next week and then
    put it on Craigs List. Once its sold I will look for a van.


    • JoJo, you are probably right about the firepit. The picture on the box showed a perfect match and so I was a little disappointed. But it dawned on the that once the vermiculite settles down, the logs might set closer to the edge as they would be lower in the pan.

      I’ve been following your RV in the shop and your upcoming surgery. Have tried every way to comment, but still can’t. Wishing you all the best.

      And I’m really interested to see which van you end up with!


  4. S Foss

     /  February 9, 2012

    Looking nice. We just did our stove top too. Looks so much better. Isn’t it fun fixing up an egg?! I have been having a blast. Wish it would warm up though.


    • Yes, it’s SO much fun fixing them up. I’ve been wondering about how you were doing with yours since I hadn’t heard from you in a couple of days.

      We are getting a blast of cold weather down here. Should pass soon, I hope!


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