How to Create Your Own Skateboard Deck

Written by kate russell
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Skateboarding is an act of freedom. Whether you are doing sweet tricks or just using your board to travel around town, don't you want to look awesome? One of the best ways to look cool while skateboarding is to have a unique skateboard deck. Sure, you can purchase these decks at a skateboarding store, but why not push the limits and make a deck of your own, one that you are sure no other skater will have? After you read this article, you will know exactly how to make your own skateboard deck and be the coolest skateboarder in your town!

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Things you need

  • Maple sheets
  • Wood glue
  • Jigsaw
  • Sand paper
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Varnish
  • Paint brushes

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    How to Create Your Own Skateboard Deck

  1. 1

    Purchase between seven and nine maple sheets. Together, you will want these sheets to measure about 15 cmin height.

  2. 2

    Glue the sheets together with a good wood glue and let dry for a few hours.

  3. 3

    Cut the boards to the length and width you wish the board to be. Keep in mind that most boards are 29" to 33" in length and 7.5" to 8.5" in width.

  4. 4

    Borrow a friend's board or freehand the curves of your deck on the wood.

  5. 5

    Cut the deck along the lines and use your sandpaper to smooth out the rough edges.

  6. 6

    Paint the board with a primer. Then put on your colour coat.

  7. 7

    Add graphics to your deck by either drawing them in by hand or printing them out on a computer.

  8. 8

    Put a coat or two of varnish on the deck.

  9. 9

    Let dry and enjoy your new deck!

Tips and warnings

  • Children under the age of 14 should have adult supervision while making a skateboard deck.

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