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Jefferson Chair | Bachelor Chair | Onit | Folding Ironing Board Chair

Updated on June 24, 2015
It's a seat
It's a seat
It's a ladder
It's a ladder
It's an ironing board
It's an ironing board
Optional ironing board cover
Optional ironing board cover

Americans most popular historical THREE-IN-ONE-CHAIR now Amish made in oak.

Over the years this very famous and popular chair has acquired many names such as The Jefferson Chair, The Bachelor Chair, The Folding Ironing Board Chair or The Onit. No one seems to know for sure of its true origin but many think it may have actually been invented by Thomas Jefferson. The name Onit appears to have come from the notion that you can just do so many things “on it”.

Like many antique items this chair was one of the most versatile and historical pieces of furniture in American history. However, today it is still just as versatile and useful as it was in the 19th century.

The Folding Ironing Board Chair is still the perfect home accessory, even in the most upscale and newer homes. With the focus now being on larger master suites, high ceilings and grand double high closets, reaching those upper shelves can become a real challenge.

The Folding Ironing Board Chair quickly converts into a stepladder and stands ready to provide an ironing board surface for the touch up on those so called wrinkle free garments and clothing. It takes very little space and ladies like to use it as a chair at the vanity to apply makeup or to fix the daughters or granddaughters hair without having to bend over.

In the kitchen it becomes an extra chair, bar stool, or step ladder to reach those now popular tall kitchen cabinets. It makes an extra kitchen work table especially when using older clamp on kitchen tools and gadgets that were designed for a 1” board counter top edge. Flip it over and touch up wrinkles on fine table linens and napkins before guest arrive.

In growing up many kids depended on this clever chair as their access to fresh baked cookies or pies on the kitchen counter, or for reaching a glass to get a drink of milk. Many boys received their first haircut in one of these chairs, and many children served “Time out” on this chair when they got in trouble.

Because it is a reproduction of a famous antique, people also use it to display plants, dolls, bears, and other collector items. It’s always handy; there is no need to hide it away in a closet, as you would do with separate ladders, step stools or ironing boards.

Those who own RVs and motor homes love this three-in-one-chair because it takes up so little space yet it’s so versatile to reach a windshield, canopy or to have an extra chair or stool. It also makes an ideal additional work table to use temporarily outside the RV.

Those in apartments and small summer cottages love it because it is a very handy compact piece of furniture that doesn't have to be stored or hidden away in limited closet space. It is even perfect for a small college dorm spaces.

It is no wonder why this three-in-one- folding-ironing-board-chair has become so widely popular for so many generations.

Cottage Craft Works price for this wonderful Amish handcrafted oak chair is only $199.95 and it ships using standard UPS shipping rates. Many other companies charge this price just for a soft pine Folding Ironing Board Chair. The Cottage Craft Works version is built to become a future family heirloom carrying on the long rich history this chair deserves. Optional ironing board covers are also available in a variety of colors.

Each Folding Ironing Board Chair is Amish handcrafted custom built per each order. You can order the Ironing board chair at Cottage Craft Works .com

Cottage Craft Works is a unique online store dedicated to preserving the past and providing simple back-to-basics products for those seeking to live a simpler lifestyle. The Folding Ironing Board Chair is just one example from over 3000 products that provide old world craftsmanship in a value added affordable product.


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    • lizstevens profile image

      lizstevens 6 years ago from Houston Texas

      Moor Beauty you can get them at Cottage Craft Works .COM you can click on the link in the article and it will take you directly to that page.

    • MooreBeauty profile image

      MooreBeauty 6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      I want one! Do you know where I could get one or get the plan to make one?

    • homesteadpatch profile image

      homesteadpatch 6 years ago from Michigan

      I really like that!

    • LindaSmith1 profile image

      LindaSmith1 6 years ago from USA

      What a unique piece.