Hey there, everyone! It’s Katie from Addicted 2 DIY again. Today, I have a project that is not only quick and easy to put together, but it’s also made of scrap wood! My lumber rack is getting a bit full, so I’ve been on a scrap wood purge kick lately. If you remember, last month I shared a tutorial for how to build a rustic wine holder out of scrap wood. This time I wanted to make a project that would solve two problems. The first being my growing scrap pile, and my second being that I hate not really having a good space to store my ironing board. I came up with a solution that took care of both of those problems and it was so fast to put together!
- 1×8 scrap wood (or purchase a 6′ x 1″ x 8″ pine board)
- 3/4″ square dowels (I used leftover scraps from some wood I ripped down)
- Kreg Jig
- 1 1/4″ pocket screws
- Brad nailer
- 1 1/4″ brad nails
- wood glue
- two 1/2″ steel pipe flanges
- two 3 1/2″ steel threaded pipe sections
- two 1/2″ steel pipe caps
- oil rubbed bronze spray paint
- 3/4″ wood screws
- D ring photo hooks
STEP 1: Dig through your scrap pile or head to your local home improvement store to gather your wood pieces together. I used 1×8 pieces of pine and rather than purchase 3/4″ dowels, I used 1″ scrap pieces that were leftover from some boards I had ripped down from another project. Cut the 1×8 pieces to 12″ long. Cut one 3/4″ dowel to 12″. Cut two 3/4″ dowels to approximately 6 1/2″. You’ll want to measure the exact length as not all woods are created equal and sometimes the thickness varies slightly.
STEP 2: Choose the board for the backing of the ironing board rack and drill 3/4″ pocket holes into the long edge of the piece. Apply glue to the square dowels to attach to the piece that will become the shelf.
STEP 3: Line the dowels up flush with the edges of the shelf and nail into place using 1 1/4″ brad nails.
STEP 4: Attach the back to the shelf with wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket screws. Read more