Ironing Board Butler

Bolt a hunk of 1/2-in. plywood to the top of an old ironing board for an instant worktable. The height’s adjustable whether you’re standing or kneeling.

The Family Handyman

Bolt a hunk of 1/2-in. plywood to the top of an old ironing board for an instant worktable. The height’s adjustable, so whether you’re standing or kneeling, it’ll nose right in to provide a catchall surface close at hand. After the job’s done, it stores flat against the wall. Customize the top with a 3/4-in. wood border to corral loose parts. Our thanks to reader Jo Ruggieri for this flat-out fine tip.

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