Ironing board storage

This ironing board storage solution is from Ana White, so please click over to her Iron Board Holder post for the details.

What I will share are the changes I made to her building plans – just a couple, don’t worry.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

This is (essentially) what you will build following Ana’s plans; an 18″ by 20″ ironing board storage rack with a shelf on the top to hold your iron etc.

My problem was that my ironing board has wonky legs (bow-legged?) so I couldn’t follow Ana’s plans exactly and instead had to trace an outline of my legs and then use 2″ x 2″ pieces (cut to 3″ long) to hold those legs in place.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

Once I had my outline, I pre-drilled small holes (two for each block) from the front of the rack right through to the back.  I then held my posts up to where those screw holes were on the front and pre-drilled again through the holes and into the posts.

I used 3″ construction screws (which are super-heavy-duty) and drilled from the back of my ironing board storage rack through each 2″ x 2″ post.  With these heavy-duty screws those posts aren’t going anywhere.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

I had one other dilemma with my build and that was that my iron itself was too large to fit inside the crate section of my DIY ironing board rack.  I ended up having to take off the front rail in order to fit the iron inside it.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

My laundry room isn’t finished, so I screwed my ironing board storage rack right to the studs (again with 3″ construction screws) so I’m not too worried about the shelf moving around and/or the iron falling off.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

I think the entire project took me about an hour, but a good portion of that was spent sorting through my scrap wood pile to find enough pieces to make this.  (Total cost = $0)

My iron and ironing board are tucked out of the way when not in use, and I managed to use up some extra wood I had lying around AND get my creative “fix” on.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

Someday I’ll finish my laundry room with drywall and fancy cupboards, but for now a $0 organizing solution will do just fine.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

Thank you Ana White;  as always you know exactly what I need when I need it!  Be sure to click over to see the amazingness that is her laundry room!

Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:38:32-04:00February 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

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