Ironing board design hasn't changed much in the last 153 years. If you ever feel like your board just isn't efficient for the clothes you have, consider one Instructables user's modified board. With practice, it becomes a shirt-ironing machine.
User knife141 claims that his modified board allows him to completely and thoroughly iron a week's allotment of seven dress shirts in 15 minutes. It's done on a board that he claims makes for easier angles and quicker surface pressings. At least this editor agrees, and has been using the square end of the ironing board as long as he can remember.
Here's how the board was made:
Next, I cut a piece of particle board to match the template, then covered it with some cotton batting and a cloth cover (I actually found "ironing board cover" material in a fabric store). After I upholstered the particle board with the batting and cover, I screwed it to a standard ironing board using 4 screws (screwed in from underneath).
It's not just the board that improves the process — read on to learn the best practices on a nicely spacious board.
How to iron 7 shirts in less than 15 minutes [Instructables]