Making Furniture out of Skateboards

Making Furniture out of Skateboards

Skateboards can be a lot of fun if you know what you are doing. It is quite a challenge to be able to perform on a skateboard and the enthusiasts have to spend many hours and years mastering certain skills and tricks. So many people go out and buy themselves skateboards with the dream of becoming a master of the sport, yet they soon lose interest and after not too long the skateboard gets neglected and is forgotten about, ending up as clutter in one’s garage or loft, or some other alternative storage solution. If you are one of these people as I am and you have a skateboard or two hidden away somewhere in your home or garden then you might like the idea of making use of it again, but this time re-purposing your skateboard to be in the style of some kind of home decoration or furnishing. Of course you can come up with your own ideas for this and perhaps you already have, and have been using the skateboard for something else around your home. If you have not already come up with this fun idea and your skateboard still remains in the dark depths of some storage space, then you should have a read of the below suggestions that we have come up with and maybe they will help to spark some ideas for you to work on with yours.

The first idea for how to re-use your skateboard is to remove the wheels and use the plank as the platform for a swing. This could be an indoor or an outdoor swing, depending on your available space and suitable hanging locations; if you have not got any trees in your garden, then you will not be able to hang a swing. Anyway, to make this idea a reality you just need to drill four holes into the skateboard, 2 at each end for threading some thick ropes through. Once you have drilled the holes, you then need to get yourself a thick rope of some sort that is durable and quite lengthy. You will need a rope for either end of the skateboard. After threading the ropes through the skateboard holes you next need to find somewhere to hang it, just be careful if choosing to hang the skateboard inside that you use a ceiling that can bare the weight, or first of all attached a bracket to the ceiling to help with the pressure the swinging will be putting on it.

Making Furniture out of Skateboards

Another use for your skateboard is as a top surface of a stool, small seat. You will need to have some knowledge and skills in carpentry to do a good job with this, however it is not going to be the most complicated piece of furniture, so you should be able to get the job done with even very beginner carpentry skills. You will need to find or make something to use as the leg/s of your stool and then come up with a way of attaching the legs to the skateboard plank so that the end result is a stool that is solid and able to withstand quite a substantial volume of weight.

Our last idea for you to consider is using the skateboard as a bicycle storage rack, perhaps near the front of your home. You would need to screw the skateboard plank into the wall and attach a couple of metal or wooden legs to it to help hold the bicycle in place. When finished you will have a convenient place to store your bike, it will also look very trendy and original.