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Thread: Looking for Ironing Board

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    Super Member burnsk's Avatar
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    Wondering if anyone has had this problem and found a solution. I am tall and would love to find a "tall" ironing board. I checked at Bed-Bath & Beyond, Sears, Meijers, Target to no avail. Looked on-line and they all seem to be the same height. Ironing is hard on my back and shoulders. If I could find a tall and extra-wide ironing board I would be in seventh heaven. Would like a wider one but would settle for just a taller one.

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    Hi,

    Why can't you get a long table and use a board and cover it to make a big ironing board and then use the table leg lifters under the table to make it taller?

    here is a link to make your own table top ironing board

    http://www.marthastewart.com/article...-ironing-board

    another idea here

    http://www.thathomesite.com/forums/l...3710767.html?2


    Craftybear

    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Wondering if anyone has had this problem and found a solution. I am tall and would love to find a "tall" ironing board. I checked at Bed-Bath & Beyond, Sears, Meijers, Target to no avail. Looked on-line and they all seem to be the same height. Ironing is hard on my back and shoulders. If I could find a tall and extra-wide ironing board I would be in seventh heaven. Would like a wider one but would settle for just a taller one.

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    1. also here is an idea for you to buy and can have it your height

    http://www.improvementscatalog.com/h...d-cabinet.html

    2. here is another idea for you

    http://www.hakasewingfurniture.com/1000.html

    3. built in ironing cabinet http://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/clean...oning-cabinet/

    4. built in ironing cabinet with a wood cabinet for storage (*be sure to click on all of the pages*)

    http://woodworking.about.com/od/wood...aftStorage.htm

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    Making one sounds like the perfect solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Wondering if anyone has had this problem and found a solution. I am tall and would love to find a "tall" ironing board. I checked at Bed-Bath & Beyond, Sears, Meijers, Target to no avail. Looked on-line and they all seem to be the same height. Ironing is hard on my back and shoulders. If I could find a tall and extra-wide ironing board I would be in seventh heaven. Would like a wider one but would settle for just a taller one.
    Here's an idea for you. I never put my ironing board away. The frame part was a huge waste of space so I found a used dresser on craigslist.

    I picked the iron up and held it above the dresser and measured how far it was to the dresser top and that gave me the measurement for the riser. The riser is two pieces of MDF and a 4X4 fence post cut into 4 inch sections. It gave me a total rise of about 5.5 inches.
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    Several years ago, K Mart had Martha Stewart ironing boards. I got one that adjusted to a high level (I'm 5'10" myself). Sure is a back saver. I don't know if they still carry these.

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    I have issues with my back as well, and have learned to lower my ironing board so I can sit while I iron...

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    I created a topic about this recently. You can make your own pressing board, any size or height. Very easy and inexpensive!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69280-1.htm

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