I am in search of a good ironing board. I don’t want one with the suction system, boiler, etc. I just want one that is like the ones our Mothers used to use – heavy, solid, and built like a tank. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I might find such a thing? I prefer new, if possible.
In our small town, the local hardware store sells standard ironing boards and covers. My metal one is even sturdier than my mother's old wooden one; it doesn't tip even when I bump into it, and the height adjustment feature is strong and versatile.
Good idea. I will see if our hardware store(s) sell any. Thanks!
Some years back I purchased a Polder ironing board from Nancy's Notions. It is rock steady and was worth every penny. I haven't seen this name around for a few years so you may want to google to see if sstill available. I think I paid about a 100.00 about ten years ago. It is still like new.
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I don't know the brand, mine is sturdy metal and 18"x48" which is a great size, it has a holder for a regular iron &spraystartch and a rack underneath. I think it is from Wallmart or Target or Kmart if that helps. Don't know the brand. Mary
Nancy's Notions still has a metal one for $80 that has an iron rest at one end, some kind of extension cord and a place to hang clothes with underneath. Don't know how good it is.
I have found directions on the internet in the past for building one just like Mom's. I then found a sturdy metal one at Target and built my own wooden extender to create a large flat surface for doing everything on. It is 2'x6',and sits on the ironing board.
When you built the extension, what did you cover it with?
I'm new to this discussion board, but I think you can buy the ironing board cover material by the yard and make a cover to fit the size you need. You might try looking online.
Check http://www.sewtrue.com That is a Dry cleaner and Tailor supply site. They sell a few different kinds of ironing boards. They also have a nice catalog. In the catalog I have from them they talk about how they are starting to cater to the home sewers. They have been in business a long time.
I find the Polder Ironing board is very nice. It is longer than most ironing boards, plugs into the wall, and the end is substantially wider. The iron plugs into the side of the board, giving the person ironing much more freedom. It has an iron rest at the end of the board. It is a bit pricey, but the convenience is worth it.
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