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Old 07-31-2019, 06:23 PM
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Hello! I have been lurking for quite some time. My first post!

I have searched all over the net for an iron rest that hangs from the head of the ironing board to make more room for actual ironing on the board. I can find new boards with a stand attached, but I refuse to give up my old wooden ironing board. Polder had one, but I can't find it. I emailed the company, but I fear it has been discontinued. Has anyone seen one - anywhere?
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:29 PM
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I ordered a iron board from Bed, Bath, & Beyond a couple of years ago so I wouldn't have to try and get it home. It is 19 inches wide and has the iron rest on the end, not on the board. I wanted the wider board. I think a regular is 13 inches
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:23 AM
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Maybe you can find an ironing board topper that just rests on top of your current ironing board. I have one and it is plenty big enough that my iron can rest on one end and I have plenty of space left for ironing. Here is a link to a google search for "ironing board topper" with lots of ideas and choices.

https://www.google.com/search?source...4dUDCAc&uact=5
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:49 AM
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:21 AM
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You can turn the board around and use the narrow end to set your iron on. This gives you the full width of the board for your ironing
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:25 AM
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In this previous thread someone mentioned a few places to try. See post # 16 Iron Rest
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:53 PM
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I was looking for the exact same thing about a year ago: an attachment for my iron that clipped to the end of the board. I couldn't find anything and ended up buying a new ironing board with the stand attached. I hope you have better luck than I did. Maybe a tall stool with a silicone mat to sit at the end of your board?
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:00 PM
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Turn your ironing board around so the tapered end holds your iron. If you are pressing blocks or fabric you don't use the little end anyway.

cjsews, we think alike. LOL

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Old 08-02-2019, 05:10 AM
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I have a small wire type shelf next to my ironing board. My Oliso started spitting as it was warming up and I put a metal baking pan on the top shelf and that is where my iron go between uses. Once it has heated it no longer spits.
The wire shelf would work for other irons to keep them off the board.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:11 AM
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Polder is the one i got recently. i'd given my old one away and regretted it. hard to find. it clips on the wide end of the ironing board. works well for me.Iron Rest
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