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Model A-46    


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Built-in Ironing Center: Easy Installation Guide

Get rid of the clutter in your laundry room by installing a recessed mounted Iron-a-wayÒ A-46 built-in ironing center.  This product is very easy to install.  It basically requires identifying the desired location, cutting and removing the drywall, slipping the unit between the studs and attaching it with the installation screws provided.  The unit comes pre-wired so it only needs to be pigtailed to an incoming electrical wire.  All electrical work must be done in accordance with all applicable electrical codes.  The A-46 model utilizes 15 AMP.  Other models are available without the electrical component relying on an existing power outlet.   

Time tested for over 40 years, these built-in ironing centers are practical, safe and functional – the perfect addition to your home and your lifestyle.  With its rugged, premium length 46-inch ironing board and telescoping steel support legs, the A-46 model built-in ironing center is engineered and built to last.  The easy, 4” height adjustment lets you choose the most comfortable work position.  A solid state, silent timer turns on power to the built-in work light and the electrical outlet.  You can leave your iron plugged in at all times, even when the door is closed.  A built-in safety switch disconnects all power when the board is in the upright position.  This solid-state, silent timer offers safety and convenience.  Just set the dial to the desired time, up to 50 minutes.  A pilot light indicates that the power is on and shuts off automatically.  The unit features a hot iron storage compartment, accessory shelf, sleeve board, pilot light and garment hook located on the back the standard birch veneer door.  You may order it without a door allowing you to match custom cabinetry or select from raised panel Oak, Pine, or Maple door options.  Doors are attached to the unit using a recessed, full-length piano hinge to provide years of reliable operation.  The hot iron storage area is designed to hold the majority of all major brands of irons with the exception of very large, specialty irons designed for the sewing industry.


Dimensions (Actual Size)  

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Overall height:

60 5/8"

Overall width:


Dimension from wall to outer edge of door


Penetration into opening:

3 7/8"

Wall opening height:

59 7/8"

Wall opening width:

14 1/4"

Wall opening depth:

3 7/8"

Overlap distances when using wall-opening dimensions listed above:

Top overlap:

Bottom overlap:

Right side overlap:

Left side overlap:






Determine the desired ironing board height
above the floor using the guidelines below:

Height Adjustments


Cut opening
above floor:

Low Position

High Position






The unit can be installed at the height of your choice; but the typical ironing board height is 34”-36” from the floor (see diagram, A).  Remember, the user can adjust the height of the board with a 4” differential between maximum and minimum height after installation.  Next, cut the opening between the studs taking care that the unit will be mounted at the ironing board height desired.  The model A-46 requires a 14 ¼” x 59 7/8” x 3 7/8” opening size in the wall.  The unit, although recessed, extends into the room approximately 3”.  The door which measures 15”W x 60 5/8” L, opens approximately 180°, so allow at least 16” to the side of cabinet for door to swing open (see diagram, B).  With the opening cut into the drywall, you are ready to attach the 2”x 4” cleats to the studs level with the bottom opening (see diagram, C).  Pre-drill the pilot holes through the cabinet frame as indicated starting approximately 14” from top of cabinet and 24” apart.  Attach cabinet to studs with #12 x 1 ½” screws through sides of cabinet (see diagram, D).  Next, plumb cabinet and shim to fit (see diagram, E). 



All electrical work must be done in accordance with all applicable electrical codes.

Turn off power at service entrance before installing, wiring or servicing this product. 


Pigtails are provided in the bottom of the wire way for hookup to a supply line.  Make an entrance into the knockouts provided in the top and bottom of the wire way through left-hand vent hole (See diagram, F).  The wiring diagram shown here, illustrates hookup.

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At Last:
Now that the Iron-a-wayÒ A-46 is installed, you will want to finish the cabinet door to match your room décor.  Stain and polyurethane, or prime and paint the door using your favorite wood finishing product.  Your new space saving, built-in ironing center is ready to use.  What will you do with all the added space you’ve created in the laundry room?

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