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    My ironing board is nearly 50 years old and is very sturdy but...I think I would like a wider one. I have looked and finally found one for around $70 that is 18"W x 49"L and weighs 40 lbs. My question is does that seem like a fair price for the size and weight?

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    I haven't bought an ironing board in decades so I don't really know how to answer you. Surely someone will be able to give you some advice....Have a good day. Barb

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    It has been a long time since I bought an ironing board. I would google ironing board prices and see what comes up. $70 seems high to me only because it has been ages since I bought the one I have.
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    I bought a nice, big ironing board about 15 months ago. It is adjustable height, which I need. My other one was small and too low. I'm 6'2" and would get backaches ironing. This one was 50 bucks at Walmart and has held up nicely.
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    If you are happy with your ironing board, except for the size, why not make a larger board to lay on top of it. I took a piece of plywood, cut it 24 x60 and nailed strips on the bottom to stablize it on the ironing board. Then I took 2 pieces of batting and for the cover, used duck cloth. Then I stapled these to the board. Makes a wonderful *big board* and was very inexpensive.

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    I think you can do much better than $70. That's a lot for an ironing board. I also bought mine at Walmart. I actually use my homemade board more. It's better for quilting. I think Jenny has an old tutorial on using a board. I love the one I made. It really does the job. I am using a folding table on bed-risers. I cut at one end and iron on the board at the other end. Go to quilting tutorials at the top of this page. Once you get to the tutorials click on all videos. Scroll down to row 9. It's the second tutorials from the left.
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    Costco has a super wide one for $50 that even stores your iron and is sturdy.
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    I have a wide ironing board and love it. Can't remember where, when I got it, or how much it cost. You'll love once you get it.

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    I think you can do better. I made my own out of an old table from my father in law's shed. He happily donated it and helped me tack some batting and an old sheet onto it. It fits a fat quarter on it with room to stand the iron.
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    Oh I really want to make one of those, that's awesome!
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