Kitchen Island with Ironing Board

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Project by Onilever posted 10-24-2011 09:50 AM 2897 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kitchen Island was the concept of my wife who is tired of Ironing in as seperate place. So she suggest if I can make her a Kitchen Island for his baking and Ironing at the same table. with a lot of brainstorming in a cup of coffe we got this concept and I make it according to what she needs. All the materials came from a scrapt of woods lying around on the street. We are living in Jubail, Saudi Arabia as an expat. We saw a lot of scrapt of wood lying on the street so we decide to get some of it and do something about it.
This is the first time I post, any comment to improve my work and story will highly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless!

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 01:11 PM

What a great idea and good use of “scrap” wood and of your living space. Good job!!

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 03:11 PM

ah, very ingenious… my wife says the same thing. She would prefer to iron in a more common area. Me, I am not licensed to iron… and that is my story and I am sticking to it.

But, well conceived and executed.

There are a couple of points that I started to wonder about… is there room in the frame for the board to slide in when it has padding on it for ironing? And will there be any shaking when ironing at the pointy end of the board?

I’ll probably show this to the Mrs to see if she is interested…

thanks for posting

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Eric in Florida.

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 04:47 PM

Nice job Onilever!
Smart use of space, and you design is unique as well.

Now, don’t let it be another 3 1/2 years before you make another post ! lol

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 07:13 PM

Ya don’t see that every day. I’m seeing extra counter space…...........

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 11:59 PM

Great idea. Unless you have a lot of space, ironing boards are such a nuisance – always in the way.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 04:23 AM

you may well make me the most popular person in this house!!!!

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#7 posted 10-27-2011 12:29 AM

Don’t upset the cook!!! She might make you walk the plank. Great Idea. Nice job.

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#8 posted 11-16-2011 01:08 PM

What an awesome idea, great job!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 04:07 PM

great idea. and I love the recycling of materials!

what a wonderful hybrid island

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 05:34 PM

I think this is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas… so obviously useful once someone reveals it.. I think it should be a standard option for kitchen islands. Kudos to you for 1-listening to your wife, and 2-implementing the idea without making it too complicated.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 07:50 PM

That is one heck of an awesome idea. Definately one of the more useful woodcrafted items that would get the spousal units approval.


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#12 posted 11-17-2011 02:32 AM

Good idea. What to do with the ironing board is always a problem in most households. Looks like you solved the problem with re-cycled lumber and that’s a plus. Good job.

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#13 posted 11-17-2011 06:22 PM

Great idea, my inlaws have a similar situation.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Randolph Torres

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#14 posted 12-01-2011 03:03 PM

kutos to you and your wifeyou get an “A” for being a good listener.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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