Foldable ironing bench
I have been planning to build a fold-able ironing bench for a while, Most of it i have seen on various youtube channels were mounted on the shorter side of bench, since the height at which it is mounted is around 30", all those short side mounted benches close upwards, displaying the 'ugly' backside.
I wanted to display the nice side of the Bench and decided that by mounting it on the longer side and using hardware to fold down, instead of fold up, i can achieve it.
Another design consideration was most of the ready made folding ironing tables are too narrow and are on tubular frame, which i did not like it, as it occupies floor space and too narrow to iron full length and breath of pants and shirts and other dresses.
So, i got a 220 lb capacity fold down wall bracket of heavy steel (one pair) and Moisture Resistance plywood of 3/4" thickness and a Felt backed ironing mat of 48"x 24" with a silicon pad for resting iron.
I cut the desired size plywood and sanded nicely and edges slightly rounded by sanding and mounting the mat with 23x13 staples using manual staple gun.