2' x 4' MDF wood or a size to your requirement
1 1/2 yards insul-bright (heat resistant batting) required for 2' x 4' board
1 1/2 yards batting ( I used a crib size pre-packaged batting)
1 1/2 yards duck fabric
1 1/2 yards decorative fabric (this will be the final layer of your cover)
1/4" staples and 1/2" staples
non-flammable temporary spray adhesive
Note about MDF wood: I use steam frequently and I haven't had a problem with the wood warping.
First decide how big you want to make your ironing table. I wanted mine to be 2' x 4'. Home Depot has MDF in stock already cut to this size.
I wanted 12 inches to extend past my table to make my work surface longer. I screwed a small board under my ironing board so that it would hold it steady to the edge of the table.
I cut the insul-bright to extend 2 1/2 inches past the edges of the board. I smoothed it down and attached the insul-bright to the bottom of the ironing table one edge at a time pulling it tight as I stapled. I used 1/4" staples.
I then cut the batting the same size and attached it to the table with the staple gun. Pulling it tight as I stapled.
I also wrote a note on the exposed wood on the bottom of the board specifying how much fabric I would need for recovering next time.
Next I cut a piece of duck fabric the same size and stapled it to the table. At this point I needed to switch to 1/2" staples.
I trimmed the fabric and proceeded to staple it to the back of the board as I pulled the fabric along the way.
At the corners I stapled the fabric from both sides and stapled the fabric at the folded miter. As I stapled, I tucked the excess fabric under the folded miter.
Finished and ready to use for ironing. Next project will be a table skirt to hide my storage area underneath!