Cubby Shelf with Ironing Board Top

Submitted by PinnSB on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:56

Originally I wanted a cubby shelf for the empty space between the sliding door and window in our master bedroom. However, that is also where the ironing board always sat out and I got tired of looking at it. So this project evolved and I decided to add an ironing board to the top of it. I used a 41" 1x12 for the top and 2-11" scraps for the flaps on either side. I covered each piece with one layer of felt and one layer of fabric. Flaps were attached to main board with hinges. Under-mount drawer slides were used to both allow the board to shift left and right and to support the flaps in open position.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood (from Lowe's)
Finish Used
Valspar Ultra White Satin Paint
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Wed, 02/03/2016 - 21:07

Are there more specific plans for building the ironing board part of this? The other builds are so specific, having everything laid out even the amount of screws needed. But this one is definitely lacking. Is there further directions elsewhere that I'm missing?


Thu, 02/04/2016 - 09:24

Hi, this particular project was submitted by a reader, who modified the plans of the cubby shelf to include the ironing board top. It is not part of Ana White's project plan, so that is why there are no specifics. Perhaps you could try contacting the person who posted, and he/she could tell you more details.