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Old 12-23-2019, 09:41 PM
 
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Top.

Always the top side.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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My house still has the built-in ironing board that drops down from a cabinet original to the house (1959). I use it occasionally to touch up the wrinkles that don't come out in the dryer or for a new top. That being said, I can only use one side of the board, otherwise I'd be squashed right up against the window.
My childhood home had a built-in ironing board in the kitchen, but we seldom used it due to its location and rickety feel.

To answer the original question, when I do iron, which is very seldom, I use the middle and tapered end of the ironing board, and set the iron on the square end to rest.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Weird, I know.

My 23-year old son asked for a small ironing board and steam iron for Christmas presents...
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:51 AM
 
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What’s a ironing board??)
Training wheels for surfers.
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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You aren’t ironing your knit shirts, are you?
No. I iron my button-down shirts. The square side gives me more ironing surface area to fold my shirts over. For the knits (polos), I use Downy Wrinkle Releaser Spray.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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The tapered side, just like God intended
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Tapered side. My ironing board is about 46 yrs old and so much sturdier than those that they sell nowadays. I'm one of those people that really likes to iron but don't have much to do anymore now that I'm the only one in the house.
I use the large square side if I need to iron a tablecloth or some such.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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The tapered side, just like God intended
That is if you think God is a woman. I am 99% sure the tapered side was designed for women's clothes in mind. It is all but useless for men's casual button-down shirts and dress shirts.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Tapered side, makes it easier to do the yoke and around the shoulders. Rarely have to use it anymore.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Top.

Always the top side.
Lol

Tapered side always especially for shirts, getting those shoulders ironed right! There are some of tops that need ironing, tapered side gives me more control.
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