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ironing boards, drop down style, where??

Majick | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hi All
this may sound amazing to all here, but where does one buy an ironing board these days? I can’t tromp around all day shopping for one and unbelievably there is a dearth of them in all the store sites I’ve checked on the internet. There is one little wrinkle (no pun intended) I need a drop down or over- the- door-drop-down board no longer than 46 “. Finally I would really love to source one out in Canada since I really hate the nonsense involved with shipping over the border. I would also like to get a better quality one as this is the third board I have worn out in 15 years.
Thanks for the help
M

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  1. sewluving | | #1

    Majick

    Here is a website for Lee Valley Tools.  They have what you are looking for.  They are here in Canada.  Hope this helps.

    http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=1&cat=2,42194&p=45109

    Heather in Calgary

    1. Sancin | | #2

      I believe they are in the Sears catalog as well. I recently bought an ironing board at Superstore (called something else in Eastern Canada but same store - sell President's choice stuff). Also saw an over the door ironing board at Zellers recently.I bought an extra wide open metal mesh one at Superstore (needs special cover). Previously I had one I had purchased at IKEA. I wouldn't recommend the IKEA one as it was made of fibre board and warped.

      Edited 7/21/2009 1:33 am ET by Sancin

  2. Gloriasews | | #3

    Besides the suggestions that the other posters mentioned, have you tried Home Depot, Rona or Home Hardware?  The Lee Valley one would be very good quality, as well.  Let us know what you can find & what you decide to buy.

    1. Majick | | #4

      Hey all
      Thanks, with a bit of planning I can make a circuit of those stores without to much schlepping around. I was just frustrated because I cannot seem to find them on the website. I am lusting over the Lee Valley one, I'm just not sure if I can squeeze it into the space I have. I'll email them for sizes
      I'll keep you posted
      Thanks!
      M

      1. Gloriasews | | #5

        Usually, those built-in ones, like the Lee Valley, will fit (or should) exactly between the 2X4s in your wall, once you cut the gyproc out.  Hopefully, you have a plug nearby.  Good luck!

    2. Teaf5 | | #7

      Hardware stores have the greatest selection, and some bath/bedding stores have good options, too.  Online, the sites that sell closet organizers and storage solutions also have drop-down ironing boards and ironing organizers.

      1. Gloriasews | | #10

        Hi, Teaf5!  Hopefully, Majick read your post, as she's the person looking for the ironing board.  You had many & all good suggestions for her, that I hadn't thought of.

  3. beo | | #6

    Try Reliable Corpooration out of Onterio.  Great products..irons and ironing tables, steam floor cleaners etc.

  4. Palady | | #8

    MO, the most important factor in selecting is the sturdiness.

    I had the opportunity to use one in place in an apt built circa 1920.  When my son/DIL built a home in !997, he put one in their bedroom at the request of his wife.  it was far and away of lesser quality than I liked.  The size was skimpy.  There was a up & down sway in the board.  And, after but 3 months of use, my son had to repair the struts because the board dipped at the front end.  This meant being acutely aware of how the iron was stood to avoid it sliding off.  He had planned to virtually rebuild the all because his replacing had limited success.  The plan fell short because the marriage ended before he completed his design.

    nepa

    1. Sancin | | #9

      Oh, those marriages!!

      1. Palady | | #11

        Appropo reply to be sure.  Relationships can be complex.

        The older in-wall board I used was perfect in every respect.  In addition to being very strudy, it had an outlet along each side of the lower inside wall.   A + for a left hand user.

        There was a section at the inner part of the board to stand the iron.  It was constructed in such a way to keep the iron from toppling.  

        There even was a sleeve board compartment that was also built in to it! 

        I looked all over the unit to see if it was manufactured.  My effort fell short of ever finding anything.  Which led me to belive it may have been custom made. 

        Since ironing has fallen by the wayside, one would be hard pressed to need one of these.  Except me that is.

        nepa

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