I bought our iron board when we transferred in the rented house 3 years ago. But then as the years go by, it is not that functional anymore. The post now was bent and it is not balance at all. I sometimes get worried because as it is not balance it will tend the iron to fall. So whenever we have to iron our clothes I have to watch out and it is a bit hassle for my part who is trying to do the house chores real fast. I hope when I will be able to purchase a new iron board it will last a lifetime.