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Thread: would you put this on wheels (ironing surface)

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    I love your cabinets! Consider putting your plywood on 4 cabinets and then on the other one separately. You can push it to the end of the 4 or use it next to your sewing area for pressing while sitting down. I covered a board for this use and I really like this convenience for spot ironing. 3/4 inch plywood is very very heavy. You might want to consider 1/4 or 1/2". Just a thought or JAT! My own acronym. Good luck! Be sure to show us your completed project. Yolanda Wood River

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    I think the casters will make it really easy to pull out, great idea!!

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    Thanks for all the ideas!! Good point about the drawers-I hadn't even thought of that. I can switch so the open shelf is on top. Otherwise I'd have to take the top drawer all the way out to get anything out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    Thanks for all the ideas!! Good point about the drawers-I hadn't even thought of that. I can switch so the open shelf is on top. Otherwise I'd have to take the top drawer all the way out to get anything out of it.
    It would still be a little awkward reaching into the open shelf with the board on top ... and a brute if something got lost in the back corner. I'd find some longer things to stick in there that would be easy enough to get out. IN In my room, that might be some of my rulers, freezer and parchment papers, rolls of wonder under, etc.

    Just thinking ... looks like you could stash bolts of fabrics easy enough into those open shelves!
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    The cubes are only 14" deep and I keep baskets in the open shelves so as long as nothing fell out of a basket, it shouldn't be too bad.

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    If you don't put it on wheels...look for one of those extension claws that can grab the items you drop...it's great to have around. I purchased one at the Dollar Tree and it works great! You can find them cheaper than this one but this is what it looks like.
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    have you thought of turning them upside down ( if the drawers will flip too)? then the baskets would be just under the surface. I have my home made big board ironing surface on top of stacked totes, 3,2, 3 . the cubby formed in the center by the 2 totes is a great shelf for pressing tools. Also, a really neat idea I saw somewhere , make a hammock for your hanging fabric! glue Velcro under the lip on the back of your table, sew up a muslin "sling" with Velcro to match on one edge then a hanging sleeve on the opposite edge, insert a dowel and hang the dowel on café curtain hooks on the wall in back. The table can still be pushed snug against the wall when not pressing and if something does fall behind just unhook the rod and pull the hammock /sling towards you, the item rolls out! I need one of these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecelia363 View Post
    have you thought of turning them upside down ( if the drawers will flip too)? then the baskets would be just under the surface. I have my home made big board ironing surface on top of stacked totes, 3,2, 3 . the cubby formed in the center by the 2 totes is a great shelf for pressing tools. Also, a really neat idea I saw somewhere , make a hammock for your hanging fabric! glue Velcro under the lip on the back of your table, sew up a muslin "sling" with Velcro to match on one edge then a hanging sleeve on the opposite edge, insert a dowel and hang the dowel on café curtain hooks on the wall in back. The table can still be pushed snug against the wall when not pressing and if something does fall behind just unhook the rod and pull the hammock /sling towards you, the item rolls out! I need one of these!
    The drawers can go into either opening so I can just switch them out (which I actually did here-in my old room the drawers were on the bottom). The hammock idea sounds cool but I can't picture it. Do you know if there are any pictures of it online?

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    My ironing station is on castors. I move it all over, depends upon what I'm working on. When an ironing board is nest to a wall/etc. and starch/best press/etc is used, the overspray accumulates on the wall leaving a mark. Coarse if it was away from the wall, it'd go on the floor. As my name says, I like to petthefabric in it's natural state, so I don't use those things.

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    OMG. I went to Home Depot tonight to look at the casters. There must have been 3 dozen different ones. So now I have to figure out what kind to get. Locking, I know. And some say they're only for concrete so those are out.

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