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. 

Build a simple DIY Ironing Board Holder with a shelf to store your iron and ironing supplies!

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 . I then opted to use the small space next to the door for the ironing board holder.

Get some ideas for a small laundry room and powder room. This DIY ironing board holder is SO cute!

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DIY Ironing Board Holder and Otganizer

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 the 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 

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.

Ironing Board Holder and Organizer. Build your own using scrap wood.

Below are the rest of the cuts, except for the 2x2s. It looks like an upside-down smiley face!

Build your own ironing board holder!

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!

DIY Ironing Board Holder. Build your own using scrap wood.

Step 3. Attach to back piece

Line the piece up with the top of the plywood and attach in the same manner. Don’t forget the glue, especially between the side pieces and the back!

DIY Ironing Board Holder made from scrap wood. Super easy and so cute!

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. 

DIY Ironing Board Holder and Organizer. I need this in my guest room!

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!

Build a simple DIY Ironing Board Holder with a shelf to store your iron and ironing supplies!

I love the way it looks in my laundry room. It -almost- makes ironing more bearable.

Get some ideas for a small laundry room and powder room. This DIY ironing board holder is SO cute!

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DIY Ironing Board Holder and Organizer. Perfect for a guest room, laundry room or even inside a closet!!

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Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to "dare to try". Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Susanne

    This is great! So easy to make. We have an ironing board that is in the wall and folds down, but it is smaller than a full size board. This is a great way to store a full size one out of the way!

  2. What a great project! I’ve only ever seen the cheap metal version of these and for the heft of an ironing board I prefer something sturdy I can drill into the wall and be certain it wouldn’t come tumbling down. Yours fits that safety aspect, super smart.

    1. Janice

      Thanks Toni! It’s definiteky sturdy!

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