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Old 05-26-2017, 07:20 AM
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I know we all have ironing boards but does anyone have one that they love. I need a new one. I was ironing lots of dress shirts so there was lots of steam. When I was done, I folded it up to put it away and didn't realize the amount of water on it. It was so rusted it left a huge line of rust spots on the rug where I walked to the closet to put it away.
I was able to get all the rust off the carpet but there is no hope for the ironing board. It's in the garage....
I was looking at different web sites trying to find a new one but there are so many and the price ranges are crazy. I need a wider one, so the ones that are $9.99 at Walmart are a NO. I iron all my husbands dress clothes and also do lots of quilting, no steam, so I need a multi purpose board. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-26-2017, 07:39 AM
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Check out the Reliable brand ironing boards. They are quality. Walmart has the 100IB online. I have this one: It is without a doubt the best one for home ironing and it was sitting in my FIL's basement never used.
[h=2]Reliable The Board 500VB Home Vacuum and Up-Air Pressing Table[/h]

Look at this one: It is made for ironing shirts. [h=2]Parker Extra Wide Ironing Pro Board with Shoulder Wing Folding[/h]
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:56 AM
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I'll be following this thread as well since my board has developed a very annoying squeak. However, I don't think the reviews are good enough on the ones already mentioned to spend the money. Thanks Onebyone for finding the alternatives though.
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Am I the only one who doesn't like the ones with a tray on the end and a shelf underneath? Wish I still had my grandma's ironing board which I got rid of for some unknown reason. Probably because it was big and I couldn't find a cover. That was before my quilting days.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:24 AM
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After several new ironing boards that either rocked, squeaked, or just would not stay up, I gave up on a new one, and bought one from a second hand store. I got an older expensive one for less than a cheap one, made my own cover and two layers of cotton batting, because it has an unusual shaped squared off end. We will be working together for many years. I have benn using it for over nine years and no issues.
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The vintage boards are small. I have my great grandmother's wooden ironing board. My grandmother said it belonged to her grandmother as much as she remembered. Steam irons weren't used on wooden boards, in fact all she had on it was a double layer of denim fabric, no batting. My mother had a great heavy metal board she got with Green Stamps. I wish I had it now. She always got a new cover with Green Stamps every few years.
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Green Stamps! Got my very first pair of roller skates with green stamps! Ironing boards-- couldn't find one that I liked that didn't cost a fortune, so made one from a wooden board, some cotton batting and that silver ironing board fabric. I lay it on the end of my cutting table when I want to iron yardage, iron a quilt top and backing before basting or baste a quilt using fusible batting.

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Old 05-26-2017, 01:17 PM
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I saw one that is just a regular shape ironing board, but wider and I think longer. Can't remember where though.
I made one also from a 2ft x 4ft piece of plywood. Now I have to figure out how to mount in the old ironing board that I do not like.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
The vintage boards are small. I have my great grandmother's wooden ironing board. My grandmother said it belonged to her grandmother as much as she remembered. Steam irons weren't used on wooden boards, in fact all she had on it was a double layer of denim fabric, no batting. My mother had a great heavy metal board she got with Green Stamps. I wish I had it now. She always got a new cover with Green Stamps every few years.
I had one of those little wooden ironing boards. I got it when I was young a lived in a tiny apartment. It was the perfect size for the apt. After I got married, I got rid of that one because my husband had a nice older metal one (for some unknown reason since he never ironed anything but I still use that board. It really is nice and sturdy.
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Did you already discard your old board? I got one for $5 and then had a big board made to place on top of it. At that time I found a youtube on making one..... mine is heavy because we used what we had on hand. That said.... I rarely use steam.
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