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Photos show an ironing center that can be built in very little space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. J1 (182+)

Feature on eleven storage units you can build includes a work area with a built-in ironing board that folds into a horizontal slot.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. 56

Six build-it-yourself storage units. (1) Pet food center, (2) work bench and shop center, (3) free-standing closet for cleaning materials, (4) projector stand and equipment storage cabinet, (5) wall-hung cabinet for ironing board and iron and (6) potting bench.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 44

A build-it-yourself storage unit anchored against the wall has a compartment for ironing board storage and a shelf for the iron and miscellaneous supplies. Cabinet measures 18" wide, 6" deep and 80" high.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 48

How to build-in a clothes-care center with a fold-down work surface and ironing board and lots of storage space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 59

Fold-down ironing board fits between wall studs and is hidden behind a door when not in use.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1986 (v.64#10) pg. 59

Portable ironing board can be stored in a kitchen cabinet. To use, just slip into a kitchen cutting board slot. Est. cost: under $25.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 67, 74

Build a fold-away ironing board which attaches to the back of a door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 70

Wordless Workshop shows how to make a wall-mounted rack to hold an ironing board, iron and supplies.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 8

Rack made from plastic pipe hooks over an ironing board and holds freshly ironed clothes on hangers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 88

How to install an in-the-wall ironing center.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 93

Making the most of a laundry room. Ideas include a laundry chute made from large PVC pipe, a custom-built towel drawer, and a fold-down ironing board.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 90

Double-duty chair/ironing board. Seat and chair back swing up to form the ironing board.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 110

Wall-hung ironing center features a fold-out ironing board and storage behind decorative louvered doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 146

Slip-on accessory tray holds sprinkler, spray starch and finished ironing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 204

Ironing board cabinet is a fold-away unit that can be recessed in a wall or hung like a cabinet. Board is side-mounted.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 115

Tip for making a seam roll for pressing pants seams open without having to move them.
THREADS #28 Apr-May 1990 pg. 15

Tip suggests making a sleeve roll for pressing from a wooden dowel.
THREADS #44 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 14

Tip tells how to make a portable, lightweight ironing surface from the cardboard form that is at the center of a fabric bolt.
THREADS #56 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 14

How to make a professional-style ironing-board cover.
THREADS #57 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 12

Tip suggests an inexpensive substitute to a velvet board for pressing.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 16

Ironing-board hideaway. A wall-hung cabinet with frame-and-panel door conceals a fold-down ironing board and storage shelves for iron and supplies. Overall dimensions: 46"x17"x12" deep.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 69, Insert

Folding ironing table instructions are reprinted from February 1945 issue.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 106

Wall-hung ironing board. A decorative wall-cabinet (42" tall, 13" wide, 3" deep) conceals a fold-down ironing board.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 50

Ironing center features a fold-up ironing board and storage for iron and dampened clothes. When closed, cabinet becomes a chest of drawers.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 9

Foldout ironing board fits in a wall cabinet just 7" deep. A safety switch shuts off the electric current when the ironing board is folded into the cabinet.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 96

Tips on installing the "NuTone Built-In Ironing Center".
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 60

Build a swing-and-fold ironing board which mounts on a side wall inside a closet. It folds down and pivots out into the room for use.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 82