If you’ve ever had to work inside a sink cabinet, you know it can be a real pain. And that’s not just because light plumbing problems usually require you to work with your arms above your head, which always exerts more energy.

Think about it: The kitchen floor is usually three or four inches lower than the space inside the sink cabinet. Moreover, the hard edge at the bottom of the cabinet box always hits you right in the middle of the back or on your neck. Ouch!

So, when you think about that problem, the solution’s pretty clear. What you need is a platform, something that you can lay on to ease that transition between the floor and the sink cabinet’s hard edge. But you don’t have to go out and buy something, or even make something. And all you need to use is an ironing board.

We used a little, collapsed ironing board; it’s just wide enough to fit into even the smallest of sink cabinets. It’s long enough, too, so it gives you lots of support on your back. Oh, and best of all? The cushion supports your backside!

Considering you have your head stuck inside a cabinet, it’s actually a relatively comfortable position. Moreover, this is a great way to ease the transition from inside the cabinet down to the floor.

I suppose you could build a wooden platform for working in your sink cabinet, but why bother? You have an ironing board, use it! 

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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