How to Make an Ironing Board

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How to Make an Ironing Board. An ironing board is one the simplest and most handy items to have around the house. It's also one of the simplest to make whether you decide to undertake a table-top ironing board or something more elaborate with legs. A few simple steps can help you make an ironing board for your home.

  • Construct the top of your ironing board. The flat surface on which you iron should be made out of a durable material that will not melt. Medium density fiberboard (a wood product) is a hefty, but wise choice. You could also have a piece of scrap metal cut to the size and shape you prefer.

  • Pick legs for your ironing board. If you wish to store your ironing board in a utility room or want to be able to stow it away and stand it up when it's needed, you should consider adding legs. Legs can be made with a variety of materials: wood, metal or anything else your heart desires. Consider buying pre-made decorative legs for your board if you wish to add your own personality and make it attractive.

  • Attach the legs with screws. This process is as simple as picking out screws of a length that will securely hold them to the flat ironing surface. Drill through the top of the ironing surface and into the legs to safely secure them.

  • Protect the top of your ironing board by wrapping it in heavy duty aluminum foil. The foil will protect the wood of your board and also provide a reflective surface to help make your ironing perfect.

  • Cover your ironing board. By using a pre-made ironing board cover as a pattern, you can choose any style and color of fabric that you like to personalize your ironing board. If you make several you'll never have to worry about being caught without a clean cover. Dark colors work well to mask scorch marks that might occur over time.

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