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Thread: DIY Ironing & Cutting Board

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    Super Member BuzzinBumble's Avatar
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    DIY Ironing & Cutting Board

    After reading what board members had to say about how well their plywood based ironing boards worked, I knew I wanted to make one. I was so tired of my too low, too wobbly, too thin old ironing board.
    So....Look what my DH helped me build this weekend! It turned out so great! Thank you to the people of the QB who shared how they did it!
    We used a quarter sheet of 3/4 inch thick plywood (24" x 48" - wide enough for my biggest cutting mat - so I can now cut at a nice height too.)
    A 36" tall bookcase.
    On it, in this order, from the plywood out, we staple gunned:
    1 layer of Insulbright - shiny side up
    2 layers of cotton batting
    1 layer of heavy canvas
    1 layer of that silver ironing board fabric from JoAnn's
    Then we just screwed the plywood top to the top of the bookcase from underneath.

    We are both thrilled with the board. So much more comfortable to use and the wrinkles iron out faster. I couldn't wait to iron something big. Funny that the first thing I used it to make was tiny - a pretty OBW pincushion stuffed with sawdust.
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    My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide.

    Lara

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    Wow! Impressive! Wish we had the room.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Great ironing station!! Love the pincushion!!!
    Gloria 

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    I've been trying to tell my husband I want one of these. he is having trouble visualizing it. Thanks for the info and picture, Now I can show him how it is done. Great Job.

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    Perfect, great job. I really need to get something similar in my room.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    It looks great Lara.

    Linda

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.
    [John Newton (1725-1807)]

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    Oh how wonderful! I know you are gonna just LOVE this setup.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
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    This is Fabulous! Being double duty you really save space..No ironing board in the middle of the room like at my house.(always in the way in a small room). Lucky you!
    raynhamquilter
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    Love it very nice The pin cushion I need that it is cute do you have pattern?

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    Good idea! Thanks for posting.

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