All kids need a place to stash their stuff. Shelving on the wall provides a storage solution to keep things off the floor. Add some practical fun to your child's room by installing skateboard shelving. Boys and girls will love these shelves; just coordinate the colors to your child's room.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Three skateboards
- Two (25-inch) hanging standards
- Six sturdy 6 1/2-inch shelf brackets
- Six wall anchors
- Six screws
Measure the width between the skateboard wheels. Mark the wheel width on the wall. Install the wall anchors and then the hanging standards for the shelves.
Place the brackets in the hanging standards. Leave enough space between the brackets for three shelves.
Place the skateboards on the brackets. Use a pen to mark the spot on the skateboard for the pilot holes.
Remove the skateboards from the brackets. Drill pilot holes in the skateboards, using caution not to drill completely through the boards.
Place the skateboards back on the brackets. Secure the skateboards by inserting screws through the brackets into the pilot holes.
Place small bins on the skateboards for your child to organize his things.
Tips and warnings
- Hang bicycle baskets on the wall underneath the shelving for additional storage.
- Paint the sides and bottoms of the skateboards to match your decor if you cannot find any boards that do.
- Not securing the skateboards to the brackets can result in the boards falling and causing injury.