I have been wanting a sleeve board for awhile but the new ones I have found are metal and not very sturdy. Wish I would have kept the one I had in the 70's when I did a lot of garment sewing. This wooden sleeve board was found on eBay and came with a clapper. The downside was the cover was very stained and I was worried that some of the stains might come through on my projects. I took the cover off to clean it and the padding was stained as well. Decided to start over fresh with wool batting and made an attractive cover. I really like how it turned out.