To be fair, I largely got the idea for this skateboard from Rockitalk and his skid board. I really liked his idea so I took it and made it my own: slightly modifying it and putting my own spin on it. It's really fun to ride this thing around town, you get a lot of questions about it. I love it because it looks awesome and you can actually use it and ride it! So if you're looking for the same thing, lets get to it...

If you're interested, this board is now for sale on etsy here.

Step 1: What You Need

Supplies You Need:

  • 1/2" thick and 2 1/2" wide maple wood planks
  • Skate trucks, wheels, bearings, risers
  • about 2" long metal rods

Tools You Need:

  • Hand/power saw
  • Wood glue
  • Power drill
  • Power sander
  • clamps
  • compass
  • tape measure
  • ruler
  • cutter/scraper
  • wood stain
<p>I've been looking for a design like this for ages glad to finally find i</p>
<p>could i use wooden dowels to make the kick tail?</p>
<p>I'm wondering where exactly you got the 1/2&quot; thick boards and the rods? Went out looking for supplies yesterday and all I could find was 3/4&quot; inch thick which seemed way too thick and not a single type of metal rod? This is something that I would love to make being both a photographer (for a great vintage prop) and a college student (to avoid the hikes the class) Thanks!</p>
<p>Actually, normally old wooden shipping pallets have the perfect sized wood. And theyre usually cheap or free to get. Also, you can use wooden dowels instead of metal rods and glue them in when you attach the boards together.</p>
<p>I had to go to a lumber supply store to get the 1/2&quot; thick boards. Home Depot should carry the metal rods, you might need to cut them down though</p>
<p>Sounds good. I also noticed the wheels aren't standard skateboard wheels so I'm wondering what trucks and wheels you used?</p>
<p>I used 8.5&quot; gullwing trucks with 61mm arbor wheels</p>
<p>could i do tricks on this</p>
<p>A little design warning for you. Rounding the edges of the boards before gluing them together will make for a much weaker glue joint by reducing the bondable surface to about 2/3 or even 1/2 of what it would be if they are left square. The little grove between the boards might look good but it creates a stress focusing line which will give the board a place to crack at much lower stresses than if it were an even thickness all the way across.<br></p>
That's sick dude! How long did it take and dose it last a long time?
<p>Didn't take too long, finished it in under a week between work and school. It's been holding up great so far, haven't had any problems with durability</p>
<p>Good stuff man! Love seeing that we inspired you to make a deck like this.</p><p>Hope you voted for us in the Pallet contest ;)</p>
<p>Yea thank you for your instructable! And I voted for you when I first saw your deck, hands down my favorite!</p>
awesome man. check out me
Omg this is so cool! I think I'm gonna make this for my sister! Thanks! And btw your really cute (:
This is very cool! I want to make one, for the metal rods did you have to force them tightly in the hole or just kinda snug and glue it?
<p>I made the holes slightly larger than the metal rods (just to give me some room for error when lining them up) and glued them</p>
<p>Main photo looks like the cover of an old film :)</p><p>Nice!</p>
Nice job! It's awesome!
<p>Wow, super cool! :)</p>
Cool, mate!
<p>赞!i'm impressed of your creation!</p>

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