My back has been feeling better lately, and part of it is because I've been doing my sewing while sitting, and refraining from standing. Since ironing is something I've always done standing up, I began to wonder if I could figure out a way to do it sitting as well. Many years ago I read about a quilter who had converted a wooden tv tray table into a portable ironing table.
I thought it sounded like a good idea, so I started looking for a wooden tv tray table. It was easy to buy a set of four, but I couldn't find a single one by itself.
Yesterday I found one at one of the big box stores. It was really small, only 14-1/2" x 19", so my dad screwed a larger piece of plywood to the top. This added two inches all the way around.
Next I covered the table with Insul-brite, stapling it over to the underside of the table. I have an electric stapler which made this process easier.
Lastly I covered the table with fabric.
It folds out of the way when not needed. Woo hoo!