I imagine many of you have seen an old wooden ironing board, maybe at your grandparents, depending on your age, or at a flea market. Mine came from my grandparents home and is close to 100 years old. They have both been gone a very long time but the ironing board made its rounds to various basements, sheds etc until it made its way to my place. Although I still iron, yes we are a rare breed nowadays, this little baby had seen better days, but still had some life left in it. It was my job to make it into something wonderful in honour of my grandparents and my dad, as I know he would be so proud of what I did with it instead of throwing it away. I have always loved the corner shelves that look like a boat or a canoe, but they can be very expensive to buy . My ironing board made me think of them and I set out to create it.
Tools and Materials
- ironing board