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Ironing Board

carr | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I just have a quick question.  Can anyone recommend a large size iron board that is really stable?  At least 18″ wide, and over 49″ long, with traditional shape, tapered on one end square on other.  Thanks, Carr


  1. theOracle | | #1

    I saw one once on the Internet, but it was costly.



     So I made a paper pattern out of butcher paper of the one I wanted--the narrower end I made the contour of a white shark's nose, then used a sleeve board for really narrow things.

    I had a friend with a power saw and a router cut it out of MDF and rout the sides to be rounded. I sanded it and mounted it on my old boards metal stand. Perfect.


    Edited 8/18/2005 11:33 am ET by theOracle

    Edited 8/18/2005 11:37 am ET by theOracle

    1. carr | | #2

      Thank you for responding.  That is exactly what my husband said he'd do for me.  How did you make a cover?  So many questions!  Sam's Club sells a board now by Rowenta that is 18W 48L.  It is very stable, which I love, but is not long enough.  The price is just $50.00.  If you make it out of fiberboard, does it breath all right? Thanks again for taking to time to help me.

      1. theOracle | | #3

        Measure the board from the bottom edge of one side to the bottom edge of the other side,    = width, = length. Measure the edge all the way around = perimeter.

        You will need:

        Flame resistant batting or flannel:: One layer of batting the width and length of the board and sides. Two layers of flannel, spray basted together.

        Heavy duck cotton, exterior deco cotton (like cushions), or aluminum-like  ironing  board fabric:: One layer 1-1/2" wider on both sides, than width and length.   This margin at the edge if folded twice to make a tunnel for the gathering string or elastic. Leave 6" opening in square or foot end of board.

        White string or 1/4" elastic:: White string 18" longer than perimeter, to tie bow and knots in the tips of string ends. Elastic length of perimeter to overlap 4" and sew together.

        Wash cold, hang dry.


        1. carr | | #4

          Thank you

  2. HeartFire | | #5

    I bought the ironing board at Sams and I love it, very very stable, and it has a stand at the wide end to rest the iron on - I have a commercial gravity feed iron, so it stays flat when not in use.

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