Finally (after seeing & using these at quilt retreats) I made myself an oversized (58") oblong, platform ironing board. A fancy way to say, I had an oak board, added cleats / feet on the bottom, covered the top with ironing pads and then a final covering of a striped fabric, a measuring tape on the edge for decoration, and Ta Da!
The board sits on a 48" folding table (or any flat surface). Under the table legs are bed risers, which makes it a very comfortable height for ironing. And without the board, it's a nice height for cutting fabric.
The table sits nicely at the end of my kitchen island making for a perfect set up for quilt-camp-at-home.
It's nice to have the rig.ht tools.