The skateboard bookshelf can be made from new or old skateboard decks. With just a bit of time you can have a neat adjustable-height bookcase that will make your friends envious.
Perfect for the dorm or as a holiday present for your favorite skater.
Step 1: Supplies
for this project you will need:
2 threaded rods
2 L shelf brackets
drill or right angle driver (we used a Craftsman RAID)
Step 2: Drill the Skateboard
Our threaded rods were a bit big for the skateboard truck holes so we expanded the holes with our RAID driver.
Step 3: Put Nuts on the Rods
First put nuts about 4 inches up. Put a washer on each one.
Step 4: Put Into Skateboard
Put the rod through the first skateboard, and then put another nut on the opposite side. Make sure the rods are even and tighten down.
Step 5: Put on 2nd Skateboard
Screw on 4 more nuts to the other side and slide the skateboard onto that side. Go about 7 inches down.
And again, tighten down the bolts.
Step 6: Attach L Brackets
Next you want to attach the L brackets to the bottom of the top deck. A drill isn't likely to fit between the decks; this is the real reason we used the right angle driver.
Step 7: Attach to Wall
Finally, attach it to the wall and fill it with your favorite books! Show off the art on the bottom of your old skateboard decks, and bask in the admiration of your friends.
If you need to adjust the bookshelf height, just move the bolts, slide the deck, and retighten in the new position.