Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table

posted by Barb S
Mon, Jan 23 2012


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This photo shows the underneath of the old ironing board and the construction of the mechanism that holds the working surface to the ironing board.  My husband gave me some notes on the materials and construction and I would be happy to email them along with more pictures if anyone cares to have them.

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Spudgrandma wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Mon, Jan 23 2012 4:31 PM

I would like to have them Barb, I will friend you and send my email. Thanks so much.

Caryl Anne wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Mon, Jan 23 2012 5:18 PM

Barb. I too would love to know the thickness of the board used. is it 3/4" plywood or 1/2"? thanks by friend ing me you can send a private conversation. I don' like putting my e addy on public forums. Thanks you and your DH for this information.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Tue, Jan 24 2012 9:19 AM

Wonder if you could adapt this to a non-wooden ironing board?  

Claudette wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Tue, Jan 24 2012 4:46 PM
abcd wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Wed, Jan 25 2012 8:01 PM

This is great!  Thanks, Barb - but I must say, that wooden ironing board - even upside down - is beautiful!  Now I gotta figure out how to manipulate the top board around the ridge that is on the edge of my metal ironing board....  :D

abcd wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Wed, Jan 25 2012 8:03 PM

p.s. - and, of course, the link shows how to do just that... (I should have read before my last post)

Barb S wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Thu, Jan 26 2012 8:32 AM

I checked the url for wildonion studio and the instructions there are very similar to the notes my husband gave me for the wooden ironing board with just a minor difference in working with a wooden ironing board -- and my husband was able to use a "latch-type" system for keeping the working surface attached to the ironing board.  You could use 1/2" or 3/4" plywood.  My husband used 1/2".  And -- finally, would you believe my husband picked up that old wooden beauty for just $7 at a "antique" store?  Years ago I had a wooden board passed down to me from a dear friend and I loved it so much -- but it was very heavy -- this one is just a dainty little lady ironing board -- funny how objects can have a personality. LOL

BarbS

Claudette wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Sun, Jan 29 2012 10:03 AM

I really like the "latch-type" system on your board, Barb.  Really awesome!  I've been trying to get my hubby to build me one of these for months (which is why I had the link in the first place) and I think I might just have to ask my father in law for help instead.  :)  Tell your husband he did an awesome job!

nanalaura wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Fri, Feb 3 2012 4:25 PM

Wonderful idea. My son said he will make one for me. Thanks so much for photos.

pat wrote re: Construction of Ironing Board/Work Table
on Fri, May 11 2012 8:36 PM

gonna have my building soon it's paid for and chris is gonna try building me one thanks for putting it on here now i can show it to him you can e-mail me any info you think might help me i can use all the help i can get lol

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