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    Applique Angel

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    Default Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    I know have a sewing room. Mixed emotions because my youngest moved out.

    But I have space for a ironing board. But with some lower back issues, taller is much better for me and less stress on my back.

    How tall is your ironing board? Or is yours a different set up? Would you post your pictures please? I am looking at kitchen carts (not tall enough) book cases, some are too tall or not tall enough. I thought about a storage shelving that you find at Ikea and placing a board to make my own.

    I would love some creative ideas from those who have tried and tested something.

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    There's a sideboard at Ikea called Norden which is nice and tall. I've seen it used as an ironing board on Pinterest. You'd need to figure out how to cover the top with fabric. Alas, I don't have room for a jazzy set-up like that, so lucky you!!

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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    I am tall too. I have 2 Brimnes Ikea chests, back to back, as cutting station and ironing surface. They are 37"3/4 high.
    https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/20334979/

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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    I use my ironing board at different heights. Sometimes I lower it to the height of my table as I iron while I sew pieces.

    I also have a board that I can add, so it irons a larger surface. I have put it on my cutting table which is much higher. It has adjustable height legs from Ikea.

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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    You can make your own by using a banquet table in whatever size suits you. Use PVC piping cut to the right size to bring the height to whatever is comfortable for you. There are oodles of ideas on making the ironing surface. I made one using 3/4" plywood covered with foil, cotton batting and a cotton duck cloth top. My top can be taken down and the table stored away when I'm not using it. And as an extra bonus, I used my upholstery attachment on the rug scrubber and cleaned the top.

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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    I like my ironing surface to be about waist high, so that would be different for all of us.

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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    I think that ergonomically your table height should be about at the bend of your elbow.
    I have a 4x7 table made from plywood that is sitting on top of a bookcase and a single dresser. It also is attached to a board screwed to the wall. It is covered with compressed cardboard, foil, heavy felt, and canvas. I can iron on it, use it to lay out a quilt top, sandwich and with a cutting board I can cut on it. Before we moved here it was 5x8 but had to be cut down to fit in my bedroom workroom.
    I don't think I could work/play without it.

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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by chelea View Post
    There's a sideboard at Ikea called Norden which is nice and tall. I've seen it used as an ironing board on Pinterest. You'd need to figure out how to cover the top with fabric. Alas, I don't have room for a jazzy set-up like that, so lucky you!!
    I will check it out. Thank you. And Jenny did a tutorial on how she covers her board. Or I am sure there many others on youtube.
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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by lourixe View Post
    I am tall too. I have 2 Brimnes Ikea chests, back to back, as cutting station and ironing surface. They are 37"3/4 high.
    https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/20334979/
    I like those! thank you....
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    Default Re: Ironing Board....How tall or what do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneOrleansOntario View Post
    I use my ironing board at different heights. Sometimes I lower it to the height of my table as I iron while I sew pieces.

    I also have a board that I can add, so it irons a larger surface. I have put it on my cutting table which is much higher. It has adjustable height legs from Ikea.
    Great idea...never thought of an adjustable table. I will have to check it out. Thank you!
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