Make the most of your space with this simple DIY ironing board holder and organizer. This piece can be built with scrap lumber! It is compact and conveniently stores a standard size iron and ironing board.
The top shelf comfortably supports a full size iron with extra space for a spray bottle or starch spray. Mount this DIY ironing board holder inside a closet or in plain sight in a laundry room or guest room to complement any style of décor!
DIY Ironing Board Holder & Organizer
My small laundry room was the catalyst to my idea for this ironing board holder. After finishing the powder room, I decided to rip off the hooks inside my laundry room/mud room and add some faux wainscoating (tutorial coming soon!). I then opted too use the small space next to the door for the ironing board holder.
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DIY Ironing Board Holder
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- (1) 3/4″ Plywood cut @ 10 1/2″ wide by 18 3/4″ long for the back.
- (2) 1″x 6″ mitered at 60 degrees for the sides. Length from long point is 12″
- (1) 1″x 6″ cut at 9″ for the shelf
- (2) 2″ x 2″ scrap pieces cut at 3″ each for the “hooks”
Other materials used
- Miter Saw
- Pocket Hole Screws
- Wood Glue (use on all seams)
- Black Spray Paint
- Sander or sand paper
- Wood screws
- Pocket Hole Jig
Step 1. Make your Cuts
The trickiest cuts were the angled sides. First set the angle of your miter saw at 60 degrees, then make the angled cut without worrying about the length of your board. Once your angle is cut, measure from the long pointy end and mark 12″. Set the angle back to zero and cut the board to size. Do it again for the second side.
Below are the rest of the cuts, except for the 2x2s. It looks like an upside-down smiley face!
Step 2. Attach Bottom to sides
Using a pocket hole jig drill pocket holes on the shelf piece. I drilled two facing the back and two facing each side. Make sure you download the plans so you can get a better diagram. Then attach to the sides using pocket screws. Don’t forget to apply wood glue at the seams!
Step 3. Attach to back piece
Line the piece up with the top of the plywood and attach to t in the same manner. Don’t forget the glue, especially between the side pieces and the back!
Step 4. Attach the ‘hooks’ -special tip!-
This part was a little tricky but it worked well. I first marked where I wanted the 2×2 pieces, then I drilled a pilot hole right in the center of the square on the plywood (not pictured). I attached the 2×2’s to the plywood with glue FIRST, clamped and waited until the glue dried. If you don’t have clamps place something heavy on top so the 2x2s can remain in place easier when you drill them in.
Then I attached with 2″ wood screws from the back. Yes that’s me sitting on the floor. Then I wonder why my knees hurt all the time!
Step 5. Finish of Choice
Now the fun part! I spray painted the entire thing in like 2 minutes. Once it dried I took my sander and sanded the edges for a distressed look. To hang it up, I attached D-rings on the back. Easy peasy!
I love the way it looks in my laundry room. It -almost- makes ironing more bearable.
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Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials for novice woodworkers and DIYers. She also works as a university professor in the health care industry. Have a question for Janice? Feel free to send her a message here!