Introduction: Skateboard Funbox
plans for a basic "funbox" that will improve your skateboarding. i have built many boxes in my life and have found this to be the most flexible and useful design.
please note that the 3D CAD images have 5 support studs where as the actual construction had 6. I decided it was better to have the extra one. I recommend it to you as well.
Step 1: Supplies
2 - 2" x 12" x 6' pressure treated wood. (i used PT since these pieces might get wet)
6 - 2" x 4" x 3' douglas fir.
3 - 2" x 4" x 2' douglas fir.
1 - 2" x 4" x 6' douglas fir.
1 - 6' x 39" x 5/8" plywood.
1 - 1" x 2" x 6' douglas fir.
3 - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 6' slotted steel angle rods
screws, grill, saw, etc.
Step 2: Frame Construction
Frams Construction is very simple. Just divide the length of your box into equal increments for your studs to go acros. I used six 14" increments for the six foot long box. The wireframs screenshot i attached as well as the photos make it rather straight forward.
Step 3: Rail Construction
attach the three 2 x 4 x 2 pieces to the support studs. I used a little 2 x 4 to space the middle rail support in the middle of the box. After you have the three vertical supports. Attach the 2 x 4 x 6 across the top of the three rail supports. Take the plywood, line it up to the top and pencil roughly where the vertical studs are. Then jigsaw the holes out.
Step 4: Cope the Box
Next take the 1" x 2 "x 6 ' and attach it to side of the box opposite of the rail. This will allow the copeing on the box to be slightly raised. This makes it much easier to lock into your grinds. Take the slotted angle rods and screw then from the sides into the 1" x 2 "x 6' and the railing 2" x 4" x 6'. I recommend using washers because the holes on the angle rods are rather large. Make sure you use steel and ot aluminum for the copeing. Aluminum bends too easily and will prevent you from being able to grind it. That is about it. It is rather simple. I also built a ramp using the left over wood but its construction was not ideal. I plan to make a better ramp in the future which i will be sure to create an instructable for.