December 01st, 2018
Quilter's Ironing Board - Easy DIY Instructions
After searching online for instructions on transitioning my regular ironing board into a quilter's ironing board, I decided to get the necessities and work with what I had, and I'm happy to say it turned out perfect.
Below are self-explanatory photos. The only instructions necessary are to make sure you cut the plywood sufficiently larger than the plastic top of your original plastic ironing board form and sufficiently smaller than your Bo Nash board cover -- you need to be able to staple the Bo Nash board cover to the bottom of the plywood.
It's a 2 person job. A jigsaw was used to round the corners of the plywood and a skilsaw was used to narrow the edges of the original plastic ironing board form.
My board measures 16.25" x 54.5", and having it has made ironing quilt fabric, backings and tops, immensely easier!
16.25" x 54.5" piece of 3/4" plywood.
Bo-Nash adhesive board cover (includes padding)
Screws (see photo)
Jigsaw (to round plywood corners)
Skilsaw (only if you have to shave edges of original plastic ironing board top)
Stapler (I used a household stapler and it worked fine)
I'm delighted with the finished product!