Monday, March 26, 2012

Building An In The Wall Ironing Board - Part 3: Finish Work & Installing the Ironing Board

I previously left off with my box in the wall and needing to add molding around it:

I wanted it to cover the edge of my box and be wide enough to attach my door hinges to.  I used 3 1/2" mdf rounded edge primed molding and created a "picture frame" edge to the box:

After a lot of wood filler, puttying the nail holes, sanding, calking, priming, and painting...I had this - 

Next I added these white garment hooks to hold the ironing boarding up -

I wanted to have this cupboard match the cabinets I previously did in my laundry room, so I made a shaker style door as I did before by using 1/4 inch birch sheets and 2 1/2 inch rounded edge primed mdf boards.

Here is the finished product!

Total cost, about $50...and a lot of labor and love. :)

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Anonymous said...

You're so talented! It looks fantastic. -Seth

Lori said...

I am so grateful that you shared this cause' I want one of these and had no idea where to start...Thanks bunches, and I am pinning this baby! I'm glad I found your blog at the Creations by Kara party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

Lori said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that your word verification is on. When I turned mine off, my comments doubled...just in case you didn't know, Lori

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Excellent tutorial! I am pinning this because I've wanted one of these too. The cost of buying one is crazy! Thanks for sharing. I'm
visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Have a lovely weekend!

Unknown said...

Where did you get the actual ironing board?

Trish Atkinson said...

I got it from walmart:

Anonymous said...

ok so it looks great. But it's slightly impractical.

(1) by adding a door, you've limited yourself to where one can stand and iron.

(2) with the box being so narrow, you will have trouble pushing the button to lower the ironing board.

(3) After doing all that creative work, you simply hung the ironing board with two hooks onto a thin background (no studs, no support).

(4) you also would've needed to mount the bottom of the stand so it stays put with drywall anchors or something.

Sorry, love the design. Just can't imagine this will hold up though.