DIY Ironing Board & Iron Holder

Hey Friends!  This week I’m sharing another tutorial from my One Room Challenge laundry room project.  This time it’s the DIY ironing board and iron holder that I made to better organize the space.   

What’s super cool about this project is that I was able to use scrap wood which meant that I only had to pay for the hooks and the hanging bracket.  Scrap projects are always my favorite since it’s essentially free. 

Yes, I know that I paid for the lumber at some point but it’s been sitting in my garage for who knows how long so sort of free scrap wood and freeing up space in my garage is a total win!

DIY Ironing board and iron holder free woodworking plans

Before I started the One Room Challenge my laundry room was MEH…  I had my iron still in the box on a wall shelf and the ironing board was stored on the floor next to the dryer.

Before

Original laundry room. One room challenge

And here is the after… SO MUCH BETTER.  I now have a dedicated place to store my iron and my ironing board and was able to get it off the floor to make space for the rolling storage cart that I made.

After

DIY Ironing board & Iron Holder
DIY Ironing Board and Iron Holder Free Plans
DIY Ironing Board and Iron Holder Free Plans
DIY Ironing Board and Iron Holder Free Plans
DIY Ironing board & Iron Holder

I made the dimensions 12-1/2″ in width, 14″ in height and it sticks out from the wall just over 7″.  Note that these dimensions fit my iron and ironing board well but you may need to customize the dimensions a bit if yours are drastically different in size or design.  I added some tips on what to measure in the tips for a successful build section later in this post.

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Materials

This build only uses a few materials and tools and is a great project for a beginner woodworker.  Here is a breakdown of exactly what you’ll need. 

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1×6 x 96″ board (you can use a smaller board if it is available.  You will only need a little over 30″ in total length)

1×2 x 96″ board

(2) Wall hooks

(5) Pocket Screws – 1-1/4-Inch

Brad nails

Wood glue

Sand Paper

Stain

Polyurethane

wall mount bracket

Tools

Miter Saw 

Pocket hole jig 

Drill

Brad Nailer 

Clamps

Tape measure

Pencil

Eye protection

Ear Protection

Dust Mask

My finish choices

If you are interested in replicating the finish that I chose, here is a breakdown of my process.

  • Build the ironing board and iron holder but wait to attach the hooks and wall bracket until after you’ve applied the finish.
  • Fill any holes from brad nails or knots in the wood with wood filler
  • First sand with 120 grit sand paper
  • Then, sand with 220 grit sand paper
  • I used Varathane Briarsmoke stain (only one coat was needed)
  • I applied 3 coats of Minwax semi gloss polyurethane (sanding with 320 grit sandpaper in between coats)

Tips for a successful build

As I mentioned before, you’ll want to measure your iron and ironing board before you start building since you may need to adjust the dimensions slightly to make it work for you.  If you’re still confused, here is what I mean.

Determine the design of your ironing board and measure

Look at the feet of your ironing board.  Here is what mine looks like and the dimensions.  The total length of the “foot” is 14″ and it’s about 7-1/2″ on center.

Ironing board

Now, there are many ironing boards out there that don’t have straight feet.  They look more like the image below.  The ironing board holder may need to be wider or taller to make a design like this work.

Ironing board 2Credit: Amazon

Measure your iron

The shelf is designed so that the iron can fit on it.  You could either place your iron face down like I have or place it upright if the length of your iron is too long for the shelf.  My iron dimensions are 4-5/8″ wide x 5-1/2″ deep x 10-1/2″ tall if you were to stand it on end.  The shelf dimensions are 5-1/2″ x 11″.

Iron

Hanging your DIY Ironing board & Iron Holder

I went with a french cleat to hang it on the wall.  The one’s from Hangman are great because they come with a built in level for the wall piece so you know that it’s level.  The wall mount bracket that I used was 10″.  Don’t judge the back of the ironing board and iron holder.  This side is against the wall so it doesn’t need to be pretty!

Hanging ironing board holder
Hanging ironing board and Iron holder

For more laundry room organization ideas, check out my Laundry room reveal and my IKEA Hyllis hack into a rolling storage cart.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope that these DIY ironing board hanger build plans will help some of you improve the organization of your laundry rooms!  If you make this please share on social media using #handmadeweekly or @handmadeweekly.

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31 Comments

  1. I really love this idea because I’ve never had a place to put my iron and iron board before. Thanks for sharing this with at #OMGHWW!

  2. This is so perfect. I need to make one of these for my ironing board and iron! Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party!

  3. Hi Hannah!
    This is such a nice project! My ironing board is propped between my dryer and the wall in my laundry room – nothing attractive about that. This is a much more stylish way to store it. I hope you’ll share your recent projects at Homestyle Gathering via servingupsouthern.com. The party is open until 7 PM Saturday. Hope to see you there! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Wondering about the roll-out cart between the washer & dryer… can you share info on it? Is it another DIY project? Or purchased? (If so, from where?) thank you

  4. Very nice, I like it!! Reminds me of what I’ve seen in some condos we’ve stayed in at the beach!

  5. Hannah, I’ve just recently completed a laundry make-over and purchased a hanging ironing board holder. I wish I’d had your DIY tutorial last month. Hmm, might still make one and ditch the store bought one!

    Thank you for sharing this project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your ironing board holder at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

  6. This is such an awesome DIY, Hannah! I have a plastic one in my laundry room but yours is so much better! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired.

  7. Hi Hannah, great project idea, I think even I could do this lol. I liked it so much I featured your post at our Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #278 this week – congrats

    1. You could but you’d have to securely fasten it to the door to make sure that it doesn’t shift when you open and close the door. You would also need a solid wood door to do that.

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