How to Make an Ironing Board
Rather than spend money on an expensive factory-made model, you can create your own ironing board using a few simple tools and some wood. While there are tabletop, wall-mounted and door-mounted models, the most convenient and easiest to make has its own sturdy legs. Follow the easy steps below to build your own custom ironing board.
Step 1: Make Top
The material you use should be durable enough that it can endure extreme heat. A medium density fiberboard is a practical choice in making the top of an ironing board. It can be any size you want. Normally, standard ironing boards are 14 inches wide by 54 inches long. Use a saw to cut out any size you desire.
Step 2: Make Legs
If your ironing board is to be placed in a room, it is recommended to put legs so it can stand up when being used. For the materials of the legs, you can choose either wood or metal. Some stores actually sell decorative legs for ironing boards. You can buy those if you find a design that interests you.
Step 3: Attach Legs
Choose screws that fit through the legs. Use an electric screwdriver to attach the board and legs to one another. Make sure the screws are securely attached.
Step 4: Wrap with Foil
After the legs are attached to the board, you can use heavy duty aluminum foil to protect the wood. This also helps produce heat while you iron. Secure the foil with double-stick tape.
Step 5: Cover with Fabric
Choose a fabric to cover the foil and secure it in place. Select any design you like, but the material should be able to withstand the heat produced by the iron. Staple the fabric you have chosen to the ironing board. The fabric should be enough to cover the iron board with heavy duty aluminum foil.