Skateboards were invented sometime in the 1940’s and 1950’s. From that time on, skateboards have been affiliated with surfers and teens throughout the worlds. With 11-14 million skateboarders in the USA, and with the average skateboarder using 2-4 skateboards a year. That is alot of skateboards in land fills.
I just gotta Eco Ya: (From Skate Expo)
- Skateboarding is the 3rd largest participant sport in the U.S.
- 4.9 out of 10 U.S. teenagers owns a skateboard
- $4.8 Billion Sold worth of skateboards every year in the USA.
- 96 Million Skateboards sold every year in the USA.
- A good skateboard will last from 6-12 months.
- 100% of a skateboard can be reused.
We know that skateboards are being reused in Eyewear, jewelry, sculptures, iPhone cases and wall art. Skateboards have several big advantages for reuse 1.) They are generally colorful with interesting graphics. 2.) They are strong, so can be used for many things. 3.) They are flat, so anything to do with tables, shelving, storage they can be reused for. 4.) They come with wheels, which have numerous ways to reuse. 5.) They are wood, so anything that that you can make with wood, you can make with skate decks.
What else can you do with skateboards?
1.) Skateboard Shelves. There are hundreds of ways that you can reuse Skateboards to make shelving. I loves the creative off center shelving unit.
2.) Several companies are making guitars from Skate Decks. Argentina’s Skate Guitar combines two forces a pro skater and a musician to come up with Skate Deck Electric Guitars
and Skateboard Guitars from Prisma Guitars
3.) Skateboard Shoes by Kriss Lovett
4.) Lamps and Fans can both be made from old skate decks.
5.) Flat Surfaces makes tables, chairs, benches and stairs.
6.) Perfect for the Man Cave bathroom, toilet paper holder.
7.) Make A Swing
8.) Make A Chair or Bench
9.) Make A Table
10.) How To Make A Skateboard Cutting Board
11.) Use the wheels, and I wish I had thought of this first. Use for filing cabinets and any storage device.
12.) Make a Bed
13.) Love the backsplash in the kitchen.
14.) Use a tiles or wall decor
15.) Make a Skatedeck Surfboards