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Larger Ironing Board.. what do you think?

Old 08-09-2013, 06:24 AM
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I've used a similar board at quilt retreats. Instead of being bolted to the ironing board, the bottom had some sort of lip so that when the big board was on the ironing board, it did not slide around. I really like it because the ironing surface was so large.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:33 AM
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I made one similar to the one that you have shown.
Used plywood, and screwed it onto the ironing board.
Stapled flannelette in layers til I had what I wanted for padding.
Then made a couple of removable covers.
Take one off, and put the clean one on at the same time.

As mentioned ... you need to watch sizing of the board to the original framework.
Too large, and you will lose stability.
Also, too much overhang, and it will not be stable.
A lot depends on how heavy duty (or flimsy) the original ironing board is.

And bonus .... when entertaining, I put a tablecloth on the ironing board, and have an extra serving table!!
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by DJRustic View Post
I made my lg ironing board on top of a three tier metal stand I got at Lowe's. it is perfect as I can store under it & still have a lg surface to iron on . Made one for my GD's who are sewing. Keeps them all organized. Mine doesn't wobble at all. Love all of the shelves.

Could you post a pic please?

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:13 AM
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loving this idea. then it would be FOLDED down to the side of my table and I wouldn't have to lift it up and move it. brilliant!
Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
I have one and my DH put hinges and will be putting fold up legs on it. I have this attached to my sewing/cutting table.
i also made a cover for it that I can take off and wash
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:35 AM
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Can everyone post a picture of your big ironing board so I can decide which method would work for me? Thanks
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:35 AM
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Our guild had a large wooden board that fit over an ironing board and it was great for ironing the big things. They would bring it when we went on our retreats. The nice thing about it was it had the extra strips of wood on the under side of the board to keep it steady AND it folded in half, with carrying straps, for easy transport. The handles were nice because the solid board does get heavy.

For me, I just bought a piece of particle board that was 4'x2', covered the top with heavy duty aluminum foil, a layer of cotton batting, a piece of heavy duty decorator fabric and stapled it all down. I put it on my bed when I need to iron and sit on an office chair (to keep my back from hurting). I store the board under my bed when not in use. The only thing I don't like about it is the smell of the particle board when heated. If I had had the money I would have used ply wood, but since I am on a budget, the particle board was only $5.00 (USD).
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:42 AM
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I've done it.

I covered 3/4" plywood (18 x 48) with that "silver ironing board" fabric, mine had a sticky back. For extra measure I stapled the edges to the bottom. I just lay it on top of my ironing board.

I personally prefer the silvery fabric as it stays cleaner than cotton because it doesn't soak up the starch like cotton does. I can just wipe the top of mine with a damp cloth. With as much starch as I use, I'd be changing the cotton and batting every month.

When I need my regular ironing board I just take the big board off and lean it against the wall.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:18 AM
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I made my own, and love it. Home Depot cut a piece of 5 foot plywood in half, and I stapled the iron safe and cotton batting, with a cotton cover to the board. After 10 years, I did replace the cover.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:05 PM
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Yesterday on C List I bought a 38" x 24" sturdy little fold up tablt with a space for my FW and can lower it and put a beach towel on top to iron on. Haven't tried it yet, but think I'm gonna love it!
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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I just purchased this one and the smaller table one for my new studio. The boards are completely finished so no slivers and no work. Luann
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