If your skateboard is no more in a condition that you can take it out then you should not think it is useless now. Many artisans are converting them into useful household items and you can do likewise with your skateboard. Let us look at some of the unique ways skateboards are being transformed into utility items.
Wine Glass Caddy:
Jeff Gray who is an Etsy seller has many products made out of broken skateboards. One of these products is wine glass caddy created using a section of skateboard and is priced at $22. Skateboard decks have concave curve, which makes them ideal for caddies. All the pieces are sanded as well as hand cut and deck’s grip tape is repurposed as well. You can also buy two of these caddies and stack them so that the wine bottle holds four glasses instead of two.
These bottle openers are made by taking out slices from old decks. After that, all the slices are glued together with the help of a wood adhesive and kept pressed over the night to get block of layered wood, which can be used to open beverage bottles. Each of the openers is available for $17.
These are handmade rings as well as two finger rings customized as per requirement and created using recycled skateboards. All the rings are given high gloss finish and you can wear them every day. The price for these rings is between $22 and $24.
The Company making these picture frames is Recycled Skateboard International. These are available in 3 different sizes with skateboard decks forming core part of the design. Customers can email them to receive details about the complete inventory of styles available in their stock. Each of these picture frames is priced at $30.
These stools are created only by using recycled skateboards and are quite comfortable to sit on. Desktool, which is the company making these stools handpicks every skateboard and then skilled artisan create the unique pieces in their Pennsylvania factory. All the stools are different from each other in terms of their styles, colors and designs. Each of the stools is going to cost you about $250.
Made from recycled skateboards, these handmade shelves are available in various sizes as well as colors. A two-shelve skateboard is created by attaching two skateboard decks and joining them together using steel rods. If you want to store your DVDs, small objects or books, then these shelves are the best choice. You can have one of these two-level shelves for a price of $125.
Electric guitars originated in the 1940s while the skateboard came into existence by 1970s. We had to wait for more than forty years to get the SkateGuitar. All these skateguitars are handmade in Buenos Aires by a group of two people, one is professional skateboarder Gianfranco de Gennaro and the second, Ezequiel Galasso, is an artist. These skateguitars can play pitch perfectly and respond quite well to microphones.
The things comprising these skate mirrors are the mirrored glass, stainless steel and skate trucks. You will also get skate stickers for customizing the front when you purchase any of them. You can easily hang them in vertical or horizontal position; only thing to keep in mind is not to skate on them.
We can make a number of things out of recycled skateboards, which we can use as utility things. If you have also created something interesting from your skateboard, then you can share it here with the readers.