Pallet Skateboard




Hi !

In this intructable I'm going to show you how to make a cheap and nice skateboard out of pallet wood.

I'll try to write it without faults even if I'm French ...

Tools You'll Need:

  • Saw
  • Wood Router
  • Sander
  • Sandpaper of different grits
  • Claws
  • Clamps
  • Drill

Materials You'll Need:

  • Palet
  • Some skate stuff (wheels...)
  • Varnish
  • Skateboard Grip

Step 1: Find Pallet

First, you obviously need a pallet... You can find some in or behind stores and construction sites.

Step 2: Disassemble the Pallet

You can use a crowbar or a metal saw, but if you're using a metal saw, be careful to remove all nails.

Step 3: Glue the Planks Together

But don't forget to clean them with sandpaper or a sander.

Spread glue on each plank and join them on the width with a clamp.

Wait 24 hours to dry.

Step 4: Cut the Wood in the Width Side

  1. Cut it to make it thiner.

Step 5: Cut It Again in the Width Side

Make sure you let a drop at the back what's going to become the tail of the skateboard.

Keep sawing it until you reach a good width (around 1,5 cm)

Step 6: Design and Cut the Shape

I've made a pattern on paper after having designed the shape of the skateboard. Really helpful.

And don't forget to soften the drop of the tail.

Step 7: Smooth the Edges With the Wood Router

Use a round drill on the wood router.

Step 8: Sand It

Sand it until you get a smooth touch.

Step 9: Add Varnish, Grip and Wheels

Enjoy !

(N.B. :On the last picture, the wheels are on the wrong side... don't reproduce my mistakes !)



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    6 Discussions


    11 months ago

    fellow board builder here nice work!! i love using pallets

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    Kink Jarfold

    1 year ago on Step 9

    I am a big fan of using pallet wood to build things, including a palette for painting and I will not use pallet wood to eat peanut butter because it would stick to my palate.

    I really like how you did that end sweep up for the back of the board.


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    1 year ago

    Wow, I love the layered look of the wood! Nice work! :)

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