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How to Make a DIY Iron Holder with Ironing Board Storage
- 15″ x 18″ piece of 1/2″ plywood
- I also used a 4″ x 12″ piece of plywood scrap to hang my DIY iron holder with a french cleat.
- 24″ of 1×8 board
- Miter saw
- Jig saw
- Nail gun and 1 1/4″ finishing nails
- Wood glue
- Satin clear coat
- I used a spray on clear coat for quick application and drying.
- Utility hooks
Cut a 15″ piece from your 1×8 board. Line it on the board perpendicular to the plywood 81/2″ from the top. Secure with wood glue and finishing nails through the back of the plywood.
Trace the shelf sides template on the other piece of 1×8 board.
Cut it apart with a jig saw. I like to use a thin scroll cutting blade for my jig saw to get smooth clean cuts. Carefully sand the edges.
Place the shelf sides on top of the shelf, flush with the outside edge of the plywood. Secure with wood glue and finishing nails through the back and bottom.
To hang the shelf, I used a french cleat like I did for my DIY idea board and craft room pegboard. You can see how easy they are to make and hang here. Because the shelf is tall, I also added a scrap piece of plywood to the bottom to keep it level off the wall. Hang your shelf high enough that you have room to hang the ironing board on it. Mark where you want to add the utility hooks.
Secure two utility hooks on the plywood below the shelf. I found these ones at the Dollar Store in a pack ok 5.
I love that the iron is carefully stored above the ironing board, along with any ironing supplies. And look how perfect it sits in the corner of my office & craft room. I know it is weird that I store my iron in my office, but I use it way more when sewing (I prefer clothes that do not need ironing).
Now that I can be so much more efficient, I need to do a couple more sewing projects! My house is in need of lots more throw pillows 😉
Until next time… happy crafting!