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    Need suggestions for ironing board

    Hello Peeps! As I was ironing my husbands work shirts today I got really uncomfortable and started having some pain in my back. I use a standard ironing board with the cross legs. As I am againg and feeling the aches and pains of SCI more, i am wondering what others use for this task? I would like to be able to roll under the ironing board rather than sit from the side angle. Any feedback or suggestions would be great!
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    Google fold out ironing board. Here is one that pops up http://ironaway.com/

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    My husband bought one from Home Depot that is built in. It folds up flat to the wall with hinges on the bottom. You just let it down and roll right under it. No legs, etc. You can put it at any height you like. It is wonderful.

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    I have one like t he folding one, it hooks on the closet door, and folds down. It came from target I think.
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    Like Sjean, I remedied this problem, by purchasing an ironing board that attatches to the top of a door and then folds down. I just roll under the ironing board, it works great!

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    Towel on my kitchen table (not a fluffy one). Works just as well. Picked that one up from my mother when she lost her leg due to diabetes and couldn't manouvre the ironing board anymore to get it out/put it away.
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    I use a little one that I sit on my lap. It doesn't work very well - clothes get tangled on chair parts and there isn't quite the room I need but I've never been able to think of a better solution. I like the idea of a built-in one but I live in an apartment and they aren't going to let me dig into the walls ;-)

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    I thought about the door hanging fold down ironing board but I am looking for something to move around in different rooms. Sometimes I iron in front of the TV and sometimes in the dining room while my husband is cooking. I'm thinking about taking the actual ironing board off of the legs and having my husband make me some legs under it that I can roll under. Thank you guys for the suggestions.
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    You could clamp the board to some type of hospital table, or stretched across 2 stools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulea View Post
    You could clamp the board to some type of hospital table, or stretched across 2 stools.
    That's a very interesting idea. My over-the-bed table is pretty much a desk now, with my laptop on it and my phone, a mug of pens, post-its. It's too full to move it around now but if I got rid of a lot of that stuff, I could put my ironing board on it and for the first time have it a little easier while ironing. You've given me something to think about, thank you :-)

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