Sometimes I iron stuff in the evening. Â And when I get up at 3AM and stumble over the @#%$ thing in the dark on my way to the john, you can bet I have some "strong feelings" about ironing boards. We just have a cheap one from Target...I do think the padding could be a bit better; it's collapsed and the pattern of the underlying grill is now visible. Â How many shapes of ironing boards are there, anyway? Â I strongly suspect pressing shirts will be just as big a pain in the ass no matter what kind of surface you use. Â The detailed instructions I pulled off Kabbaz's site really help, though.