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    Ironing Center for a Quilter

    Wife & I saw this ironing center at a recent quilt show. Vendor wanted US$730.00 (show special price!) plus US$200.00 for shipping from Toronto. (plus Customs duties).

    She liked the cabinet, and the vendor had additional pictures of it (with dimensions) on his website.

    So, 1 sheets of " Baltic Birch ply, $11.00 worth of Lee Valley Casters, and $49.00 for the ironing surface and pad - $140.00 total - and here it is.

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    It was a pretty quick project to make. Finish is half a dozen coats of Target EM8000cv conversion varnish. First time I've used it with the cross-linker additive. Works quite well.

    BTW, it was also the first project I've assembled with my new Festool Domino. (stealth gloat!)
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    Nice to be able to knock of an entire digit off the cost of something your wife wanted and will enjoy!
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    Very nice Jim, I will not show this to my wife!
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    That will work Jim, makes the misses happy and super cost savings

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    Very nice project, Jim! If momma's happy, everyone's happy!!!
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    Nice job, Jim. The savings go a long way toward offsetting the cost the new Domino.

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    Looks great, Jim.
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    haha, I can show it to elen, we have no where to put something that large.

    how wide is it?(not depth)
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    haha, I can show it to elen, we have no where to put something that large.

    how wide is it?(not depth)

    Dimensions are 34" high; 56 inches long; 19" wide. The pre-made commercial cover (Brand name: Reliable) dictated the top's dimensions. Cabinet height was altered from the commercial version because Mida is short. The commercial version was 38" high, which she deemed too tall. Shortening the cabinet also necessitated moving the top shelf downward so she could still store her iron and sizing spray bottles on it.
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    you don't think 56 inches will cause any sagging issues?
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