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Steam iron table

nisee | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hi, I’m looking for some help with my new steam system.  I bought a Rowenta home steam iron and its a gem.  The problem is it is made to be used with a traditional ironing board – you know the metal mesh type.  I hate ironing boards  I just bought some base cabinets and covered a peice of 1/2″ laminate board to be a padded top.  This worked well for large lengths of fabric and many types of sewing projects.  Now my new steam system has nowhere to vent.  I need some suggestions.  Has anyone worked with these pressure steam system?  Is there something out there better than that ironing board? 

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  1. ineedaserger329 | | #1

    I haven't ever used that type of system, but I would think making small holes in the laminate and putting a foam/fabric cover over it would be sufficient....just like a regular ironing board. I would use a small drill bit and place them further apart than on ironing boards, then you won't see as much of a mark (if any) when you iron with it. The only thing I would do is make them some sort of grid so that you always have two or three holes under the iron at once. I don't imagine it would be too hard.....let me know what you come up with....

    1. nisee | | #2

      Hi there, thanks for the reply since posting I have done some research.  With this type of iron you need the metal grate like a regular ironing board and you need that space (my current top sits on top of pressboard cabinet).  So, I went looking and no one but hardware and variety strores carry ironing boards.(not sturdy)  The 3 sewing/ vac places in my area gave me advise but do not carry the product.  I went to Nancy's Notions online and low and behold - Rowenta makes an ironing board that accomodated the steam iron system.  I live in the SF Bay Area.  You would think some specialty place would exist to purchase a sturdy ironing board.  I am thankful for the internet and perhaps I would have gotten a little more creative with a solution but it has taken me quite a bit of time to accomodate my sewing equipment and still have room for my bed!   I don't think I have ever spent this much on an ironing board but the new Rowenta steam system iron has shown me the difference even on a padded surface.  NOW I can get back to sewing.

      1. ineedaserger329 | | #3

        Well happy sewing to you.....ummm....having growing up with a metal shop readily accessible, you might try a company that has a metal shop or even a school before committing too much money, A lot of shop teachers would do it for cheap....just an afterthought

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