How to Build a Wall-Mounted Laundry Folding Table

Make laundry day easier by building a folding table and ironing board that mounts on the wall.

By: Chip Wade

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Materials and Tools:

  • (1) sheet of 3/4” plywood
  • wood glue
  • (1) yard quilted ironing board fabric (heat resistant)
  • T50 staples
  • (1) 24” piano hinge
  • (1) 30” piano hinge
  • 2-1/2” cabinet screws
  • measuring tape
  • framing square
  • straight ruler
  • pencil
  • jigsaw
  • optional: router with roundover bit
  • drill driver
  • pocket hole jig and screws
  • staple gun
  • hacksaw

Cost: $
Skill Level: 2/4
Time: Less than 1/2 day

Cut Pieces

Cut and lay out all pieces according to cut list using a jigsaw.

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Cut List:

A: (1) 2' x 3' piece of 3/4" thick plywood
B: (2) 1' x 1' piece of 3/4" thick plywood
C: (1) 2 3/8" x 3' piece of 3/4" thick plywood
D: (1) 1' x 3' piece of 3/4" thick plywood

Wood Strips Cut List:

E: (1) 1x2 x 29-1/4"
F: (1) 1x2 x 22-1/2"
G: (1) 1x2 x 6-1/2"
H: (1) 1x2 x 12-1/2"
I: (1) 1x2 x 12-3/4”
J: (1) 1x2 x 17-3/4"
K: (1) 1x2 x 21-1/2"

*Cut wood strips 1-1/2" wide at approximately 12'.

Measure and Cut

Lay out both B pieces, and use measuring tape and pencil to measure as shown (Image 1). Cut with a jigsaw. Lay out piece A, and make measurements with a ruler and pencil (Image 2).

Cut With Jigsaw

Use the diagram to cut along measurements on piece A with a jigsaw (Images 1 and 2). Smooth edges with a router with roundover bit. Smooth the two sides and front edges (Image 3). Optional: Take both B pieces, and round over the front three edges.

Drill Pocket Holes + Attach

Drill three to four pocket holes in the top of piece D with a pocket hole jig (Image 1). Then, attach piece C to piece D with pocket screws and wood glue (Image 2).

Attach Piano Hinge

Cut the 24" piano hinge in half with a hacksaw (Image 1). Attach both B pieces to piece D with the piano hinges (Image 2).

Attach Support Pieces

Lay out support pieces E through K. Drill and attach with wood glue and pocket screws following the diagram (Images 1 and 2).

Attach Piece A to Piece D

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Attach piece A to piece D with the 30" piano hinge. Orient for downward movement. Paint or stain table if desired, and let dry.

Attach Heat-Resistant Cover

Cut fabric following Images 1-4. Attach the cover to fit the board using a staple gun and T50 staples (Image 5).

Mark Mounting Holes

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Mark mounting holes according to the stud spacing (normally 12" or 16" spacing).

Attach to Wall

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Attach to wall with 2-1/2” cabinet screws through piece D, preferably into studs.

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