Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews of the best wooden ironing boards that are currently available on the UK marketplace.
Many UK buyers simply prefer this traditional wooden appearance. Some of those buyers also prefer the better stability of these boards when compared to the steel options on the market and of course, they dont rust.
Below we have listed some of our favourite choices and have also included summary reviews of each board.
Foppapedretti Assai Folding Ironing Board
This is by a very long way the biggest selling wooden ironing board on the UK market, with over 4,000 online buyer reviews.
It has been extremely well designed and crafted and is made in Italy
The frame is made from beech wood and the surface is a poplar plywood with perforations that allow the steam out.
It measures 14 x 50 x 115 cm and weighs 8.7 kg.
This ironing board is luxurious, yet practical and they say it makes it a pleasure to iron clothes. I am not so sure about that, though it is very stylish and it seem to be a good aid to ironing. It's a really nice size at 150 x 50 cm and the cover is coated with aluminium with a polyester lining that definitely makes ironing a bit easier.
It also includes a heat resistant rubber rest for the iron which slides into the body of the board for storage.
There are three different height settings so it should work for everybody. There is a shelf underneath for storing clothes though it's not something I would normally use. When the board is folded it remains upright on its own and four wheels make it easy to move about.
Arredamenti Italia AR_IT- 621 STIROCOMODO adjustable ironing board
This brand is another popular choice and like the first one is also made in Italy.
Those online buyers have given this board a 90% buyer satisfaction rating, and they like the appearance and the quality of the board.
This is made of beech wood and it has a galvanised net as an ironing base which is then covered.
The board measures 135 x 45 x 84 cm and weighs 13 kg.
This board is a good bit heavier than the first one and I think it's a much nicer looking board. It just seems a bit more substantial and better quality though the shelf underneath lets it down a bit as its not solid wood.
It comes with a printed cotton ironing board cover that has been coated with heat resistant aluminium and that helps speed up ironing by reflecting heat.
The board is also easy to store and move about. It stands upright when folded and has 4 wheels for easy movement.
Arredamenti Italia AR_IT- 622 ASTIR ironing board station
This is another model from the same Italian brand as above and this one has received over 600 online buyer reviews.
It has been extremely well designed and crafted and has an ironing board station for heavier steam generator irons.
The frame is made from beech wood and the surface is a galvanised net with perforations to let the steam pass through
It measures 135 x 45 x 87 cm and weighs 12 kg
This is pretty much the same as the last model ( identical in fact ) apart from it has a larger area for holding your iron. This makes it suitable for the larger, steam generating irons.
It gets virtually the same level of reviews as the standard board and this is the model you will choose if you have a larger than standard sized iron. Personally, as it's not much more expensive,
I would buy this model regardless as you may change your iron at some stage.
Nisorpa Wooden Folding Ironing Board
This is a nifty small wooden ironing board that can fit inside a drawer and be pulled out for the ultimate in space saving.
It has been extremely well designed and crafted and it folds and slides to fit into a small space.
The is made from stainless steel and wood and at 9Kg it's not a lightweight or flimsy ironing board. This is a good quality item.
It measures 81 x 31 x 12.5cm and weighs 9 kg.
If you don't have mush space then this folding wooden board could be ideal for you. It will fit neatly into a drawer or can be very easily mounted onto a shelf. Also once unfolded it can swivel through 90 degrees so it really is very flexible for small spaces.
Surprisingly this board works extremely well and can definitely be used as your main ironing board. Obviously you may not be ironing sheets or duvets on it but for normal clothes it is excellent.
QJJML Compact Ironing Board, Table Top Ironing Board，High-Grade Professional Design, Natural Beech
Well, if you are rich and want the most expensive wooden ironing board on the market then this is the one for you.
I seriously can't see where the money is in this board but it is made from top quality cherry wood and really is a lovely piece of furniture.
It's not for me but I can see why somebody would want it.
Really this is the same size and has the same performance as most other boards. It's all about the style. Not many people have bought this board and I expect if you have this sort of money to spend on an ironing board then you may not be doing your own ironing!
Have a look at it anyway and see what you think.
We hope this review has been of some help to you and good luck on your search for a new ironing board. If one of these boards is not for you then check out our other ironing board reviews by clicking here.
These wooden ironing boards do remain popular with some UK buyers. The main advantage of using wood is that they are typically stronger than using tubular steel which is suspect to bending over time. Tubular steel ironing boards also tend to have weak points where welds are used to make the joints.
Wood is more solid, and for some buyers just a much nicer and more traditional look.