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
- tape measure
- wood stain
Step 2: Cutting and Sanding
The first step is to cut 3 wood planks to your desired board length. I cut mine to about 30" long.
I then took my power sander and throughly sanding down all the edges and corners. I did this just because I think it gives it a better look when the planks are all glued together and the edges are sanding down. It's personal preference I guess.
Step 3: Adding Strength to your Board
I wanted to make sure my board was strong enough to actually ride everyday. To do this I hid metal metal rods in between the planks. To do this, drill a hole into one side of one plank and another hole directly across into another plank. Repeat this twice for each seam in between the planks. Place and glue your metal rods into one of the planks. The photos probably display this easier than I can explain it.