After knocking a cup of coffee over in bed the last time we were out in the Casita, I decided I really needed a little window mounted coffee shelf.
So I posted on the Casita Forum asking Rob (who is known for his superb Casita mods) for ideas on how to build a small, stable window shelf.
Instead of answering me, he wrote me that he would build one for me, and asked how I envisioned the shelf and what dimensions I wanted it to be.
Since I wasn’t sure how to draw or describe the shelf, I told Rob that it needed to hold a coffee cup and a ballpoint pen, and to use his best judgment on how to build it.
Today I got the shelf in the mail, and it is beyond my wildest expectations. A truly thoughtful touch is that the surface where the cup sets is white Formica, so I won’t even have to use a coaster on it.
Despite his expert instructions on how to install it, I screwed up the first time. But Rob very patiently told me how to realign the shelf and angle the screws to make it a perfect fit.
I truly don’t have words to describe how much I love and appreciate this little shelf. I think it is probably the most wonderful gift I’ve ever received…. it was designed for the little Casita that I love by a master craftsman with his own hands… solely because he wanted to do it!!!
I wanted to do something special for Rob and Linda to show my appreciation, but they said no. They said do something special for someone who is not expecting it…. Pay It Forward.
I have the blinds down for cleaning, but when they are re-installed they will cover the shelf mount when the shelf is removed for storage.
I’m stumbling for words right now and they won’t come. So I’ll just sign off and post the pictures for you to enjoy!