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Find the center of the wall where the ironing center will go, and make a mark with a pencil.
Use a level to draw a straight, vertical line down the center of the wall.
Make a template of the ironing center out of cardboard.
Line up the center of the template with the center mark on the wall, and draw a pencil line around it.
With a jab saw, cut out a square within the outline of the template large enough for you to reach your arm in to feel around for any obstructions (Image 1).
Finish the template cut with the jab saw once the inside of the wall is clear (Image 2).
Slide the iron cabinet into place (Image 1).
Secure it to the wall with screws (Image 2), and hook it up to the electrical source (Image 3).
Sand the door to a smooth surface. Be careful not to change the profile of the grooves, and always sand with the grain of the wood.
Wipe away the sanding dust with a soft tack cloth.
Wearing rubber gloves, apply the stain with the grain of the wood. Keep the application as even as possible (Image 1).
Once the surface is covered, remove the excess with a cloth rag (Image 2).
Flip the door over onto a few bottle caps so you can stain the back while the front is drying (Image 3).