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I was wanting to put in a Hide away ironing board, but they are very expensive for even the basic models.  So I decided to see what I could do for less.

I Sketchuped 2 models, one that fits in two stud bays, and one that fits in only one.
Here are pics of both.


They both have room for the iron to sit on a shelf or alternatively attach a mount for it.
The larger one has a power outlet, which can also be added to the smaller model.
They should both be able to fit a flexible lamp too.
Or alternatively they can have an outlet and lamp in one.
They both stick out of the wall in 2x4 construction, are flush in 2x6 construction and can be wall mounted if needed.

The larger cabinet is designed to fit an over the door ironing board and the frame of it can easily be clamped to the sides of the cabinet.

The smaller cabinet is designed to fit a folding tabletop ironing board with the board resting on the door.  I think that if you used a set of folding shelf brackets you could support the weight, upside down for the brackets but they're strong.

Let me know if this looks like a good project and I'll finalize the plans and put them up here.
Tim

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I finally did find and download Cutlist successfully, thanks so much for the heads up.  Also, is there another plug in to use the different wood species. I noticed that in your video there was Southern_Yellowpine used as a material.  Is that part of a plug in or is there some special thing you need to do inside sketchup.  Thanks so much for your help!!!

Looks Good.

Would LOVE to see the step by step plans

for both units.  I've priced these in the stores,

and they're SO expensive. 

Here is my version. i decided that we did not need a door so I left it open. It is made from scrap 3/4" maple plywood with some scrap birch edging. i used spring hinges on the ironing board to hold it in the upright position. The leg is made from birch as well. The underside of the ironing board looked kinda nasty so I stained it and added birch strips to cover the frayed edges of the cloth.

I'm not sure how this picture ended up on it's side. but you get the idea. 

I also made a stand for the iron to keep it handy. it has a custom top piece to better hold the iron in place.

Cheers

Onno

Onno,

Nice results.

Great idea! I loved the sketchup drawing. I use the program for my designs as well. Great program at a great price. Please load the plans. We are definitely looking into purchasing one, but I would make this.

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