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"Fold up" ironing board (reverse engineering) #3: Parts list

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Blog entry by jeff_wenz posted 09-05-2010 03:41 AM 5840 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Building a functional mock up Part 3 of "Fold up" ironing board (reverse engineering) series Part 4: Other important details »

After building the mock up, here is the parts list:

Case:
(2) sides – ¾” maple/plywood combo (46 ½ x 7 ½”)
(1) top – ¾” plywood (13×7 ½”)
(1) bottom – ¾” plywood (13×7 ½”)
(1) shelf – ¾ plywood (13×5 ¼”)
(1) back – ¼” plywood (46 ½ x 14 ½”)

Ironing Board:
(1) ironing board – ¾” MDF (42 ¼ x 12”) the last 13” are tapered down to a 4 1/2” circle (see pic below with cottage cheese container)
(1) board support – ¾” MDF (12×11 ½”) rounded – see pic below
(1) sliding support – ¾” MDF (9 ½ x 4 ¼”) has a 1 1/4” hole for bolt clearance when folded up
(1) washer – 1/8” hardboard (9×9”) this space allows the ironing board cover to wrap around the edges

Hardware & misc:
(1) aluminum sheet 6×24” (thinnest I could find at Lowes)
(1) pipe – ½” diameter x 14” (I had some galvanized laying around that worked great)
misc screws
(1) bolt – 2” 5/16×18
(1) nut – 5/16” x 18
(1) locking nut – 5/16” x 18
(2) washers – 5/16”
(2) 24” piano hinges (1 will be cut to size during door installation)
(2) 3 ½”exterior door hinges
(1) hanger hook for inside of door (optional)
(1) knob or drawer pull for opening door
white epoxy appliance paint for the galvanized pipe (optional)
other finishing paint (or your preference)
Nylo-Tape for smooth sliding action (I had ¾” width on hand, but ½” would work, too) ht
(1) Hide-Away electrical unit (optional) and misc electrical wiring

-- Jeff, North Carolina



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