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Thread: Ironing board on casters?

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    Ironing board on casters?

    I was talking to my cousin yesterday and she wants a LARGE ironing board on casters. Has anyone heard of one or built one?

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    I used my cutting board with a mattress pad and then yardage of the silver ironing board cover over it to iron table cloths....much easier than with the tapered end on the regular one and it worked fine.
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    How big is she talking about? There are home made for quilters like you see on the different instructional videos. You might want to go to YouTube and type in home made ironing boards. Whichever size she wants, it's not hard to attach casters to the bottom of it. If she wants a regular ironing board (the fold down) with casters, I've not seen any, but sure they would be pretty pricey. Tools needed for do it yourself would be size wood, power drill to pre-drill holes for screws and size casters she wants.

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    If you're going to put it on casters ... please make sure that you use the locking casters when ironing.
    Otherwise, it'd be too easy for all to start moving ... and you could easily get burned.

    I put a rectangular piece of plywood on top of an old metal ironing board and have been quite happy.
    Being that I never take my ironing board down, I have been starting to think of topping a chest/cabinet etc. to create storage in the space under the ironing board.
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    I like the chest idea.

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    I found about an idea on this board. I mounted my Big Board I bought at the Houston Quilt Show one year on a rolling metal kitchen cart purchased from Walmart. We covered the Big Board with two layers of batting and one of fabric. I found the idea on this board. Works wonderfully!

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    I bought a second hand long dresser and put a piece of plywood covered in batting and fabric on top of it and use that as my ironing board. Now I have lots of drawers for storage. It would be easy to attach casters to the bottom of the dresser. Yes, you would want locking casters, I'd think.
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    A plywood ironing surface build to size requirements can be placed over an Ikea sofa table. I added locking castors to the sofa table. My sewing room has carpet. Rolling is not a problem. Removing the ironing surface make the sofa table easy to move in and out of the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpsonFrances View Post
    I found about an idea on this board. I mounted my Big Board I bought at the Houston Quilt Show one year on a rolling metal kitchen cart purchased from Walmart. We covered the Big Board with two layers of batting and one of fabric. I found the idea on this board. Works wonderfully!
    Thanks for all the ideas...I did see one made similarly to what you are describing on google, but much less if you make it yourself as you described!

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    I have a BIG IRONING BOARD made of 2' x 5' plywood and LOVE IT! It's not on casters but is placed on top of my regular ironing board which I can move easily with or without the big board on top. LOVE IT!

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    Nan is the board on top of your regular ironing board attached somehow?
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    I have a BIG IRONING BOARD made of 2' x 5' plywood and LOVE IT! It's not on casters but is placed on top of my regular ironing board which I can move easily with or without the big board on top. LOVE IT!

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    I used a tabletop that came from a RV and made legs with 2x4's with the locking casters so I can move it around where I need it then stretched a few layers of batting and a layer of insulated batting with ironing board fabric on top. I stapled all the layers on the bottom. It's large enough to iron backing for my quilts without dragging on the floor. I also added a shelf on the bottom for storage. It's not as fancy as some of the tables I've seen here but I liked it because I made it myself ( my husband helped with the screws , I didn't have enough strength to screw them in all the way in ).

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    Tried to download the picture from the camera. It's not working, so I'll try to describe.

    First I'm always in the need for storage. So I got a bakers rack from Costco. With the castors it's 40" tall. 48" wide and 18" deep. It has 3 shelves +top which is a big board. I got ArtBin containers to store notions, orphan blocks and WIP/UFO.

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    I built a pressing station out of an old shelving unit by attaching a big piece of plywood and covering the top with batting and fabric stapled to it. It was great because I cut it down to be the perfect height for me and it has shelves to store all kinds of stuff up under it. It doesn't have casters but it has the little plastic cups like are on the bottom of deck furniture so it slides easily on the carpet in my sewing room. It is heavy enough that it doesn't move around when I'm ironing, but easy enough to pull away from the wall if I need to iron bigger stuff that hangs down the back. If you do use caster, I agree they need to be the kind that lock.
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