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Project by DoctorJ posted 631 days ago 1259 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This ironing station as the latest addition to my wife’s sewing room.

The design is an adaptation of a kitchen island that was the cover story in Woodworker’s Journal (October 2012 issue). I “floated” the top to allow for the ironing board cover to be strapped to the top. I also eliminated the drawer (unneeded) and made solid shelves with a backstop to prevent things from sliding off the back. Locking casters make this easy to move about and very stable when parked.

The legs are birch with a jatoba (aka Brazilian cherry) inlay. The aprons and shelf supports/trim are also jatoba. The shelves are birch plywood. The top is MDF. All finished in a satin varnish. The base is 33” (w) x 15” (d). The ironing board top is 15” wide and 53” long and fits a standard ironing board cover. The overall height with casters is 37”.





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Brett

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#1 posted 625 days ago

Wow! That looks like one sturdy ironing board! And it looks good too!

Your wife must be pretty serious about sewing by the looks of all of the items in the background. How many shears does it take to cut some fabric? ;)

Nice job!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 620 days ago

Like wood chisels, shears have varied uses. What a great idea this ironing station!

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#3 posted 615 days ago

My ex was a crazy good sewer. She would have loved this. But I like it too, for the mass and heavy proper build, brownie points for the backstops. Good looking woods and a great use of MDF, that much maligned material.
I notice from your posts you’ve made quite a few things in this vein. She’s a lucky girl.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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