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Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board, White

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Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board, White

Product Features

  • Space-saving in-wall design in pre-finished white
  • Two shelves to store iron and accessories when not in use
  • 180-degree rotation for full access to board; accomodates left and right-handed users
  • Board height is adjustable
  • Ironing surface: 41-inch by 11-3/4-inch

Product Description

StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board

Discover the efficiency of the patent-pending StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board from Household Essentials. This easy-to-use board installs between the framing studs in your wall, so your ironing board stays out of sight but close at hand. Inside the cabinet are two shelves with all the space you need to tuck away all your ironing gear, from starch and spray bottles to your still-warm iron thanks to the heat resistant barrier on the deep upper shelf.

Things to Consider Before Installation

Select your installation location. For example, a laundry room, bedroom, or kitchen. The location chosen for the cut out needs to be free of all mechanical and electrical services. The inside width of the board housing is approximately 14.25” wide which will fit walls that are studded 16” on center. Choose which direction to have your cabinet door open. Make sure you have enough room for the board to swivel a full 180°. You’ll need approximately 60” of clearance. Make sure you have an electrical outlet nearby if you have purchased the optional light kit. If you purchased the light kit, have an electrical line run to the unit by a certified electrician. An instructional DVD is included with your StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board for an easy installation.

StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board Features

The ironing board is what makes this StowAway irresistible; it rotates a full 180 degrees so you can use every inch of the board easily and comfortably from either the right or left. With a simple lift, guide and glide, you can adjust the board’s height, providing an easy ironing experience for multiple users. Also included is a one-piece construction Nanomax cover and pad. The housing features two convenient shelves and a garment hook.

180 Degree Rotation

180 Degree Rotation

The StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board rotates a full 180 degrees; 90 degrees to left and 90 degrees to the right.

Adjustable Ironing Surface

Adjustable Board Height

With a simple lift, guide and glide, your board height adjusts approximately two inches for a more comfortable ironing experience.


Storage Shelves

The StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board features two extra deep shelves for storing your ironing accessories. The top shelf has a heat barrier to accommodate hot or cold irons. A convenient garment hook is on the inside of the door.


Finished Quality

The StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board is constructed to the highest standards. Great for any room in the house, the timeless design will complement any décor.

Optional Light

Light Kit

This optional light kit can be purchased separately and comes with a 35 watt halogen light bulb, adjustable arm, built in timer (15 and 30 minutes) and a 3-prong electric outlet. It is best to have this kit installed with the unit by a licensed electrician.

Pads and Covers

Replacement Pads and Covers

The StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board comes with a pad and cover. These replacement pads and covers can be purchased separately. Cover features a one piece construction with a thick fiber pad, bungee cord binding and nose pocket that allows for an easy installation and perfect fit. Fits most in-wall ironing boards with an ironing surface of 40” l x 11.5” – 12” w.

List Price: $ 209.99

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Customer Reviews

61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
I’d buy it again, but . . ., April 3, 2013
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This is a decent design and functions well enough (the MDF ironing “board” is a bit floppy and we may add a bit more padding under the cover). Given few decent alternatives it may be the best at this price point.

That said, the craftsmanship and some of the materials choices seem more like 7th grade shop class than a professionally manufactured item. Too many shortcuts, where a few cents spent on better materials and attentive assembly could have made a better product for little or no additional cost:

– The interior box is plywood with a paper thin face veneer. This means it tended to lift up one of the shelves and it is much too thin to take a clear finish or stain without a blotchy appearance. A better ply should be used.

– The oak door is reasonably nice, but ours came with a large defect on the inside panel, a small defect on the outside panel, and wood not well matched in the frame (it took extra effort in staining to get all the frame pieces the same tone). Rather than sending out lousy doors and replacing them when customers complain, the manufacturer should get them right the first time. In our case, we’ll live with the defects, since there seems to be no guarantee a new door will be any better.

– The screws are very cheap — three of the heads snapped off during installation. Better screws and hinges might add a few cents to the cost.

– The metal heat shield is crudely attached, with staples through the aluminum and into the wood. The unit would be easier to stain or paint inside if this were attached with screws or, later, with brads — I’d rather spend a minute attaching it than taking care to stain or paint around it.

– While the door and surround are actual oak, there is an oak-like trim around the sides. This is actually MDF (dense particle board) with another paper thin veneer, in oak. The main problem with these side pieces was the amateurish construction — one piece was 1/8″ too long and the whole thing was fastened with gaps and discrepancies where it fit the face frame. The interior box was stapled to this from the inside. Given the thin veneer over MDF, attempting to sand things even is likely to end in disaster. There’s really no good excuse for the sloppy assembly.

– In addition, the trim from the face panel back to the wall is incomplete at the top and bottom — presumably because most people won’t see this unless they are tall (top trim) or bend down (bottom trim). However, it will trap dust at the pocket that’s left at the top and it does show as missing from the sides if your wall isn’t perfectly flat. How much more would a few square inches of oak faced MDF cost?

One point I’d add for those with 6″ studs is that the side trim pieces can be trimmed back about 1″ to set the unit deeper in the wall (if you have 2×6 rather than 2×4 studs). At least 1″ of side panel looks necessary to hold the face frame. You can also fill in your own missing top and bottom trim pieces. This is what we did, and having the whole unit an inch deeper in the wall looks better to us.

Overall, the ironing board looks and works well enough when all is said and done. However, the manufacturer should be ashamed at the many shortcuts in quality and execution — all of which could easily be avoided.


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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Better than a fold up, September 6, 2012
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Needed to replace our broken metal fold up ironing board and always kinda wanted an in wall unit. This one was cheap and seems decent. Fits in a 2×4 wall which wasn’t really clear when I bought it. And the door can be mounted to swing from either side.


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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Product, Smoke’n Fast Delivery, July 13, 2013
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This review is from: Household Essentials StowAway In-Wall Ironing Board, White (Misc.)
I am the installer, not the user. My wife’s has not seen it yet to get her feedback.

I was impressed with the overall product out of the box. All the components were there and the instructions are well documented. I watch the video on line, but it really is not that hard to install. Pilot holes are a must when using the screws for the hinges and coat hook. Actually, just throw the about 3/4″ screws in the trash and get some from your garage. I had the first four of the screws heads twist off instead of going snug. So much for the material certs on those fasteners. .. they were just plain good looking junk.

The cabinet went up great when it was all is done. The bigger framing screws worked great. I finished off my install with some acrylic caulk around the edge and it looks nice.

I do recommend the product. When the ironing board is down it doesn’t seem like your going to be able push too hard on it, but I’m a big guy and my little lady will most likely not have an issue. The swivel options sure seems like a handy thing to position the board anyway you like in the space or just shove it out of the way for a moment while you do something else.

Follow on comment – Aug 13: She has been using the product for touch ups in the laundry room and says she loves it. . .If she is happy, well then, I’m happy.


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