Ironing Board Size Guide – Height, Length and Folded Dimensions


If you’re looking to iron in a tight space or store your board into a cupboard when it’s not in use, this article will help you find the perfect fit. We’ve pulled out the measuring tape to check the length, width, height and folded dimensions of a wide range of boards.

Check out the below chart for easy size comparisons and view our favorite ironing boards, available for sale online.


Ironing Board Size Chart


What is the Standard Ironing Board Size?

There are a few standard sizes listed below.

1. Small and Narrow Ironing Board Dimensions

  • Board length: +/- 50 inches
  • Board Width: 12 inches wide
  • Folded thickness: 4 inches
  • Adjustable height: From 29.5 to 37

If it is convenience you’re after then a compact ironing board may be right for you. It’s lightweight design, weighing in at about 7.5 pounds, can be set up with ease, and are particularly good for those who struggle with heavier boards. See our full review of the best small ironing boards available online.

2. Larger and Wider Board Sizes

  • Board length: 45 inches to about 52 inches
  • Board width: 18 to 19 inches
  • Folded thickness: 3 to 4,5 inches
  • Adjustable height: Between 27 and 38 inches

Larger, wider boards are best for those who do heavy-duty ironing and are looking for stability and good surface area.

These types of boards vary in length as some brands come with an extension mechanism that can be added if needed, which adds another 8 inches or so to an ironing board.

The weight of these larger ironing boards tends to vary greatly sometimes by 10 pounds or more. If you do want to fold these bigger boards away, however, their folded thickness measures between 3 and 4.5 inches. Check out our full large ironing board review.

3. Specialized Quilting Board Measurements

  • Board length: 45 inches to about 52 inches
  • Board width: 18 to 19 inches
  • Folded thickness: 3 to 4,5 inches
  • Adjustable height: Between 30 and 38 inches

While the shape and make of specialized ironing boards may differ, we’ve found the general width is about 19 inches. With the adjustable height of between 30 and 38 inches, you can set it up flush with your sewing table. These boards are a bit heavier, weighing in from 20 to 29 pounds. Check out our details quilting ironing board review.

4. Mini Table Top Board Dimensions

  • Board length: 28 to 29 inches
  • Board width: 12 inches
  • Folded thickness: 3 to 4,5 inches
  • Adjustable height: Between 30 and 38 inches

Quick to set up, lightweight and portable, tabletop boards are great for a quick iron or garment touch-up, and even better on space and budget, making them perfect for students.

The standard portable ironing board width is 12 inches with the length ranging from 28 – 29 inches long.

The biggest variation you’ll find is in their weight. The lightest being just 12 ounces and the heaviest at just under 5 pounds. See more info in our mini tabletop ironing boards review.

5. Built-in Ironing Board Cabinets

  • Board length: Between 38 to 41 inches
  • Board width: Between 12 and 14 inches
  • Adjustable height: Depends on the mounting position

Built-in ironing boards are a great solution to having a neat and organized laundry room, or even if you just want a designated, orderly laundry spot.

Having a shelved cabinet that stores everything you need at your fingertips and can be easily packed away is a win. Measuring your space is important as some boards have a 180° swivel option for left or right-handed ironing.

The cupboards themselves are between 40 – 50 inches high and range between 12 – 16 inches wide, with a depth of +/- 7 inches. View our detailed ironing board cabinet review.

6. Over the Door Ironing Board Sizes

  • Board length: 41 to 42 inches
  • Board width: 14 inches
  • Folded thickness: 1.5 to 2 inches thick
  • Adjustable height: Depends on the door height

If you’re looking for a serious space-saving solution and well-organized convenience, an over the door ironing board is an excellent option. Easily folded away when not in use, these boards hide well behind your door.

With a weight of +/- 7.5 pounds, they come with specially made door hooks that fit both standard and bigger doors, so you can be sure your door won’t be damaged. Check out our top over door ironing board selection.

7. Wall Mounted Board Measurements

  • Board length: 34 – 37 inches
  • Board width: 12 to 15 inches wide
  • Folded dimensions: Ranging from 0.8 inches to 5 inches

Another great option if you’re looking to make the most of smaller spaces, perhaps in an apartment, kitchen, laundry room or even a wardrobe, a wall-mounted board is ultra-practical. Although some models do cope well with heaver ironing loads, in general, it would suit singles or couples. It’s also a good option for elderly people who don’t want the trouble of setting up a heavy board. Check out the 3 wall mounted boards we’ve reviewed.

8. Brabantia’s Own Measurement System

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