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    Mine looks somewhat like the one pictured only heavier and has a long wire shelf below inbetween the feet. No wiggle at all. It is wider too. I was told it was from Germany when I ordered it years ago.

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    OK, mine is like yours but about 30 years old, and SOLID. What I do is to turn the board around and iron on the wide end, and put the iron on the narrow end. Trousers are a lot easier to iron this way too, because you have twice the width to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    I would like some ideas on a good ironing board that does not wobble when you are ironing. I am so tired of trying not to let my iron wobble off the ironing board. Anyone else have this problem. Please help.
    I have the same one you have and I hate it!! I guess it's time to start looking for another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    I would like some ideas on a good ironing board that does not wobble when you are ironing. I am so tired of trying not to let my iron wobble off the ironing board. Anyone else have this problem. Please help.
    Look for a board with this style of feet. They're a lot more stable.
    Thanks scissors queen. I just bought this one yesterday. DH did not quite understand why I needed another ironing board when nothing was wrong with the one we had. But I bought it anyway.

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    Chamby - my DH would react the same way. LOL!! He just shakes his head when I come up with ideas. Guess I better get him working on making a Big Board.

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    looking at your ironing board legs, I found them to be the same as mine and mine wobble also.

    the boards where the legs have two smaller legs from them seem to work much better than the ones with a bar across the bottom like the one shown.

    this one seems more stable
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    Try a Bed Bath & Beyond, or Marshalls, if you have them in your area.

    Our BBB has several four footed boards and more than one Rowenta ironing board model.

    My favorite board is a Rowenta, four separate feet instead of a T-bar for front and back legs. It doesn't wobble.

    Bad part: I did have to save up for a few months to pay the price. They aren't inexpensive.

    Aardie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    look for a board that has four-point contact with the floor instead of the two bars shown in the picture.

    the wider apart the pairs of points are, the more stable the board will be.

    I've had my ironing board for 64 years. It has three-point contact and is as sturdy as you can get. Have often thought of buying one that you can adjust the height, but after using the new ones, I'll stick to mine. I know it's not going to tip on me.

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    Scissor Queen That's the one I bought. It takes up a lot of room but it sure is built to last. I turn the big end toward the front, much easier to iron blocks and fabric on the big end. I keep thinking I'll ask DH to make a big board for me. Half ironing surface half cutting surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I bought a super size ironing board at Walmart. It has the four individual legs and it never wobbles. It has a rack underneath it and a iron caddy on the end. It takes up more room then the average board though. I noticed it was $47 just last week at Walmart.
    I bought this one two tears ago and am very satisfied. I love the iron rest at the end. It lets me have use of the full board and I never worry about the iron falling. The shelf underneath is super
    to hold my pressing clothes which I never could find before.

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    Chris - Could you post a pic and explain what your DH did to make the Big Board?[/quote]

    If you do a search there are several pictures of Big Boards and I remember a couple that explained how they made theirs.[/quote]

    Hey,

    LockEb (I think?) and I have both posted how tos.

    Here is a link to my tutorial document as an attachment.

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    Thanks a lot Aardie!!!! Great info!! My DH is gone golfing with his friends this weekend so when he comes back he will 'owe' me :) This will be a perfect project for him when he gets back!!

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    I too have an old wooden board that was given to me after I lost everything in an apartment fire 45 years ago. It is a bit heavier, but very solid... no wobbles. I have kept it all these years because it's easy to set up and just doesn't break. I love it and will never give it up. This doesn't answer your question today, but had to comment on this oldie and goodie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy_68
    I have a very old wooden iron board. I love it. It seems to have more support than the newer ones. I also have capet in my sewing room so if it wobbles I don't notice.
    Judy in Ohio
    I have a very old metal iron board. I love it. It is a 3 point, is very heavy, but doesn't wobble. I'm moving to an Senior apartment complex. When talking to my son as to what I'll move, he said: "Mom, don't forget your ironing board. They don't make them like that anymore." So, Old Faithful is moving, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i got mine at walmart. it was a bit pricey (in the neighborhood of $50) but worth it to me. in addition to being wider than average, it stands higher than average. fewer backaches! :-)
    got the same one at wally world ..love it..

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    I am going to go out and get one. Thanks!

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    When I was growing up we had the 'built-in' ironing board that folded into a niche in the wall. It was wooden with a canvas cover, to which my mom added a piece of an old mattress pad and then covered with a piece of an old sheet.

    It was much more stable than any of the free standing ones I've had since.

    I now have one of the small 'over the door' ones that is also quite stable, but not really big enough.

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    I recently got a board from walmart--they call it the big board and it was 49.99 and I really like it :)

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    Thanks, Bellaboo. I'm going to go to Walmart later today.

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    Hello Chamby - There are many sites that I have come across that describe making ironing boards to fit over your own ironing board so that you can iron yardage more easily. Sounds like a great idea but my ironing board fits into
    my kitchen closet and I am afraid of making the board to big and heavy for me to even want to drag it out.
    One site is: http://www.angelfire.com/art3/elaine...shop/Iron.html
    Others say that there is too much give in regular ironing boards and they create actual boards to iron on which they place on kitchen islands or counter tops.A site that describes how to make one of these cheaply is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uGVYK-VeNs

    Good luck - I think I'll take a look at Costco - I don't like Walmart as much
    because of their treatment of their employees, especially the females...
    -Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I bought a super size ironing board at Walmart. It has the four individual legs and it never wobbles. It has a rack underneath it and a iron caddy on the end. It takes up more room then the average board though. I noticed it was $47 just last week at Walmart.
    I have this ironing board also. Got it at Wal Mart. Doesn't wobble, and since I am in a wheel chair it lowers to the height I need, or if I want exercise, I stand on one leg and iron. So it's adjustable to whatever height you need. It is larger which I also like, but is a little heavy for me to manouver around, so I solve that, by leaving it up all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    I would like some ideas on a good ironing board that does not wobble when you are ironing. I am so tired of trying not to let my iron wobble off the ironing board. Anyone else have this problem. Please help.
    I have one that I screwed to the back of the door. It comes down to the correct height so that I don't get a back - ache. A lot of those ironing boards are made for short people. The Iron flips up and down with a canti - lever action and is wider than an average board. In the process, the iron doesn't wobble off the board either. I don't know how you would solve the problem if you didn't have a closet door and needed to use an ordinary door that someone wanted to open up at the wrong time... I had a power point put in the closet as well, so that the iron can stay on the shelf with all the other stuff - starch etc - and I don't have to fiddle about getting stuff from elswhere.

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    I have a very old, large heavy ironing board that never wobbles, I think because it is just so sturdy. My son got it for $1 at a yard sale about 10 yrs ago, and I hope to never get another one!

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    I have a wide ironing board that I think that I bought originally at WM. Keep an eye out for replacement covers and buy one to keep on hand for when you need to change. I just found my extra and put it on and it looks so good! Made me happy! Love my big board.

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    I thought it was just something we have to accept. Good question and lots of good answers.

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