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DIY Rolling Ironing Board Station - Organize Your Space



In the spirit of the new year, I have a DIY project that will help organize your sewing space. I researched many ironing boards and ironing board stations DIY style and ready made. I made this one by getting inspiration from several pictures on the internet. I made alterations to make it a rolling cart with storage. Once the supplies are purchased for the project, it was pretty easy to make and will only take a couple of hours of your time to build it. If you have a handy helper, it's even better and moves along quickly. I enlisted the help of my brother in law, but asking one of the home do it stores to cut a straight piece of wood for your project works just as well. It is versatile and sturdy. I designed it so that it would be counter height without having to bend while ironing. I have included all of the links below to get the supplies that you need.


Dimensions: 36"height x 16" deep x 48" long (Length of Board) and a 30" long base shelf unit (The Kallax shelf dimensions: 30"x30" square and 16"wide)


Material's List:

  • Plywood 3/4" thick board cut 16"wide x 48"long (Home Depot) (Use the same board for the Castors Platform)

  • Two - 3/4" thick plywood 6"wide x 15 1/4" long for the Castor's Platform (Home Depot)

  • Three - 3/4"thick x 1 1/2"wide x 15"long wood or synthetic wood strips used for spacers from the ironing board to base (Home Depot)

  • Gorilla Heavy Duty Adhesive: or equivalent adhesive (Home Depot)

  • 4 - 3"diameter castors with screws (Amazon)

  • Ikea Kallax Shelf :

  • 26" x 58" Cotton batting (Additional layer of foam under the cotton batting can be used but is not necessary. I used it for more padding.) I used larger pieces and cut them down to size (Shown in the pictures below.)

  • Ironing board heat sensitive covering 26" x 58"(Shown in the pictures below.)

  • 26" x 58" of 100% cotton fabric

  • String to make a drawstring for cotton cover if not stapling the cotton cover directly to the board.

  • Automatic drill with drill bits or screw driver

  • Staple gun and staples

  • Hammer and nails (Optional but not required). The nails need to be at least 2" long and thin, similar to finishing nails.

Step 1:

Assemble the Ikea Kallax shelf. Ikea directions are basic but the shelf was pretty easy to put together. My brother in law is the hero here by putting the self together. I have put these together before as well and they go together quickly.


Step 2:

Cut the lumber. Having one of your local home do it stores to cut the lumber works perfectly. If it is a straight cut, they will do it for free. I bought a 24" x 48" board and used it for the top and castor platforms.