I want to make a great ironing board, not warp one.
March 2, 2010 8:02 AM Subscribe
I want to do this Ikea hack
, but I have some questions about how to make it durable, since I will be, well, ironing on it.
posted by Medieval Maven to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you click through, you will see that's a side table that's been re-purposed into an ironing board. Since we're *finally* getting a sewing studio for our costume shop, I really want to do this hack for the storage and the size of it, but I have concerns about the wood underlying the ironing board pad.
If we want to paint the body of the thing, I'm not worried about that, but am unsure about the best course of action vis a vis sealing the top of it. I don't think polyurethane would be the best option, since it's going to be subject to heat and steam. Shellac? Thompson's watersealer?
Hit me with your best shot. I'm also open to hearing about why this is a bad idea, or that I should cover it with some kind of hard plastic first, or whatever. We're collectively pretty awesome with the DIY, so we're game.