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Thread: big board ironing board top

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    I love mine.

    I have an ancient STURDY ironing board - I would be very uncomfortable using it with the flimsy one I inherited in the trailer.

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    Did you buy it or make it? I'd love to have one.

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    Bear, what do you mean by a big board ironing board top....*at the risk of sounding daft*.

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    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp00805-0711.html

    There is one view on that site

    if you google: big board ironing board cover you should get some help with other views.

    It's basically a 22 x 59 piece of high grade plywood with three boards placed under it to keep it from sliding around the ironing board.

    It came with a thin (about 1/8 inch thick) poly-type pad and a twill cover. The cover was rather skimpy. I have to put it back on the board while it's still damp and it barely makes it.

    I bought mine, but I don't think it would be very hard to make one - if you know how to use a saw - and/or could get someone to make one.

    I thought it was rather spendy, but I do like it. And from the amount of use I've gotten out of it, it was worth it.

    Won't even go into detail on how much I've spent on stuff that isn't being used.

    I think a slightly smaller model is also available.

    I do a lot of cutting (with a mat, of course) on this set-up, too. Perfect height.

    It makes ironing fabric so much easier !!!!!! :-)





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    Here is the one I made for my new sewing room. I love it. It is 2 feet by 4 feet
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    NICE!

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    I have actually used my dining table to iron things. I have an old blanket I put on top of the table, then I put a sheet down and tie the ends together underneath the table. Works great!
    My dining table is not one of those expensive tables. It's a pedestal (press board) that we bought 20 years ago...I love my table.
    I wouldn't recommend doing this on a table that is made from cherry/oak or something else.

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    I checked out that link, and now I need to ask about the legs on the ironing board. How heavy is that top? Are the legs not in danger of collapse? My ironing board could sure use some expanding!

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    this is another link

    https://bigboardenterprises.com/bigboard/]https://bigboardenterprises.com/bigboard/[/url]

    The first site said it weight 24 pounds - I don't know if that's just the board weight or the shipping weight

    I never take mine off the ironing board, so I don't remember how heavy it is. I'm fortunate enough to be able to leave the ironing board up all the time.

    The main thing is to have a stable ironing board. Not one that wobbles.


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    Bear and KWhite, I'd love to have something that size!!! Just tonight I was ironing fabric to cut for sashing and I just didn't have the room. I'd love to have something large enough to stretch a long piece of fabric to iron easier. But I don't have anymore space in my sewing room, unless my DH made a portable kind of top that I could put on my cutting table. Hmmmmm.

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