If you're like a lot of people, space in your home is at a premium. In other words, figuring out where to stash your stuff is an ongoing preoccupation. One prime example of a “where do I put this?” item is the ironing board.
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Why not solve that storage problem by installing a fold-down unit? Sure, you can build one from scratch, but they're also available-pre-assembled and ready for installation-online or at your local home center.
Whether you build or buy, it's best to install the fold-down unit in a stud bay that has existing wiring. That way, you'll have ready access to power for the iron (and for a lamp, so you can see what you're doing).
First, measure the dimensions of the unit, then use a drywall saw to cut an appropriate size hole in the wall. Next, cut and screw-mount two sections of 2×4 to frame the top and bottom of the cavity. Once you drill a hole for your wiring, you're ready to slide your cabinet into the framed cavity and secure it with wood screws.
Chances are your old ironing board will find a new home at your next yard sale!
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