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Thread: Ironing board that does not wobble

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    I found a sturdy board at the Salvation Army store--it is a l950's model--one of the early adjustable boards. It is heavier than the new ones, but it is a great board. It cost $2.50. My grandson attached an antique over-sized wood ironing board to it. I paid a lot more for the wood ironing board (no legs--they used to lay them across two chair backs)but it came from an antique store. I just like the idea of the old board and often wonder what else has been ironed on it in years past.

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    I have a Rowenta, or rather my husband does. He always ironed his shirts and is so picky that he searched for a good one. It is extra wide and really is nice. Sure glad he didn't find the Reliant or he would have had to have it. I do enjoy it too, and is really nice and flat, no indention in the middle.

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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 just bought one of those yesterday at Walmart!!

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    I am so glad you asked this question, because I have had the same problem. Mine also wobbles on carpet. I was going to put a heavier, bigger top on it but now I think I will go to Target for a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvarq
    Chris - Could you post a pic and explain what your DH did to make the Big Board?
    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.

    Aardie.[/quote]

    Oh wow, I just love this. I will have to see if I can talk my DH into making one of these for me. If not I will just have to make it myself.

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    I had one like the picture. My hubby put a brace across the legs It helped but you could not take it down. I then remembered that I had my grandmother's . It was brought doing the late 50's and early 60's with PC couponds that were brought when you brought your groceries at Loblows. It is so well made. I then lucked out to get one that belonged to my girlfriends m-i-l It is really neat. You can use it as a square or fold the ends down to make a regular ironing board. I then found one for my quilting teacher at a yard sale for two dollars. I suggest you check out flea markets and auctions. Good luck

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    Hi,

    I just bit the $$$ bullet and bought a Polder ironing board at Best Buy (used my 20% off coupon to bring the price down!). It is sturdy, extra wide, and doesn't wobble. There are several extra features: an iron holder, a cord clip, a shelf for ironed/ready to iron clothes, etc. and a long, long cord.

    Gather up all those birthday, Christmas, and Mother's Day (and Father's Day too) gifts and do yourself a big favor. And no, I do
    not get any commissions for the seller or the manufacturer (*grin*).

    Marveen
    in Balmy Tucson, AZ

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    Back in the day, ironing boards used to have a much wider pipe bottom. We used to take off the caps and fill the pipe feet with sand and replace the end caps with a spot of glue.

    I appreciate the tips for different boards which I will check out as my old board is almost beyond help but after 40 years I think I have had a wonderful board for my $20.!

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    my iron board is about 20 years old, and in bad shape, I was looking at Iron boards, but they are to expensive for me. God bless.,

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    Mine wobbles too. Guess I'm going to check out this other design. I've tipped over my iron a time or two...

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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.
    And with the 4 point system, if it still wants to wobble, I've put a "shim" (my shim is a rubber slipper) under one foot and it becomes very steady. Like she said: wider feet:more stable.

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    Went to Bed,Bath,Beyond and purchased the store model (still pricey). Very nice. After he purchased me a new iron, he didn't want it to take a header any more than I did. It was the advice on this board that helped me make my decision. Many, Many thanks.

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    Well my iron went out today. I think it was from being rocked off the board so many times. It was a Shark and I loved it. My back up is my Rowenta, which is heavier and doesn't seen to work as well as my Shark. So tomorrow I will be shopping for a new ironing board and iron.

    eimay, you were wise to by the ironing board for your new iron.

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    Pack up your coupons. Maybe you can get both the iron and the board.

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    I found an old one in very good condition at the thrift store. It is VERY heavy metal! It has the 4-point feet instead of the bars like the one shown. It does not MOVE at all when you are using it! :)

    I think I paid $5 for it!

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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.
    $47 seems like a lot of $$$, but you get what you pay for! Sure you can get one for under $10 but why??????

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    Thanks for all of the advise. I did get a new one at Target. I paid $59 for it. But I just decided that I am tired of not having a decent ironing board. I just have to get used to the iron holder on the end. I also bought an additional pad to go it since the one on it was very thin. My next project is to make a square board to go on top of this for extra ironing space.

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    Wally World has both kinds mentioned here.

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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.
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! the reason? my DH burned my lovely old one when we moved 2001 ,we had furniture in store for 7mths SO he decided to "cut down", so as I was making curtains and all in a mess with blders went tonearest local charity shop and bought the only one there it wobbles but have now got used to it!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Years ago I complained about that. DH bought some PVC piping that just fit over the feet of a board like yours. He extended the feet "out" further....it worked!!! Oh, also, use a level and make sure the floor is level....!!!
    your DH is a genius!

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