In other news, my similarly aged ironing board had to go in the big scrapyard in the sky recently, as it turns out you can’t get covers for them anymore as modern ironing boards are apparently massive.
But y’see that metal mesh that the underlying structure of the flat surface is made up of? It’s shite and annoying. Creates a kind of low-level ghost-sheen of you’re not bang on with the iron temperature. Would need a really thick cover to override that nonsense. Which’d presumably me spongy, and undermine the flattening factor of the whole exercise.
What’s needed is a solid base structure of chipboard or whatever.
Also this thing creaks annoyingly.
Frankly this would be more of a last rites thread than a party, were it not for the fact that I resent the thought of paying a single extra penny towards bloody ironing.