Money and time were my main opponent in making my first board. Just to let you know I read a dozen of so websites to get all my ideas. I am shooting for something to ride in light winds on the river here near my house. I made a 18.5kite(thks ZP) and bar that I will be adding later but I wanted to start with the board since it is my first blog...
Step 1: BOARD STEP ONE
I found that by going to home depot and local true value I was able to pick up just about everything I needed.
The board I bought was a 4x8 sheet that I got for say $20 bucks.
Make sure if you have home depot cut it that you cut with the grain because against will make a very week board that wont work. Take a look at pic you can see how the grain goes long way with the board
The white cabinet I got from a friend. It was for a fish tank but it was sweet for board building.