I designed this skateboard rack for my Digital Fabrication class at the University of Florida.
Materials: (TOTAL COST: LESS THAN 40 BUCKS, if you have access to a laser cutter...)
3 screws for the wall
6 - 1/8 inch thick 18x30 inch sheet plywood, oak (Side Pieces)
2 - 1/8 inch thick 18x2 inch sheet plywood, oak (bottom center bracket)
2 - 1/8 inch thick 18x4 inch sheet plywood, oak (Title Bracket)
First step I took was writing out the lyrics onto pieces of paper as small as I could. I wrote with a the finest sharpie I could find so the scanner would pick up the writing easily. After writing out the lyrics, I scanned the pages, imported them to illustrator and used live trace/live paint to turn the scanned writing into vectors.
I laser engraved the lyric's into 4 of the 6 pieces of the wood using the vectors I got with live paint. I then cut the sheets with a vector template I designed for two skateboards. The .ai file I have is left open for people who want to have more than 2 boards.
After laser engraving the 4 large pieces of plywood, I then laser engraved the smaller 18x4 inch sheet with the title bar. I then used the laser cutter to score the back sides of each of the engraved pieces for glueing later.
I then layered the wood, using wood glue to glue them together, sides were 3 ply, and the back braces are 2 ply. I glued the back braces into the cutouts left on the back side of each of the side pieces. When the glue dried I reinforced the back braces with nails through the back of it into the sides.
Then hang it on the wall so people stop tripping over your boards!