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Earlier this year, I was able to go to the Mini Maker Faire in Atlanta. There were lots of cool things there, but one thing that really stuck out to me was a guy who made longboard skateboards out of vintage wooden water skis. They were gorgeous..

I immediately had the idea to do something similar, but use reclaimed hardwood flooring boards.  Well, after much searching, I wasn’t able to find the type of flooring that I really wanted, so I abandoned that part of the idea, and decided to use some random hardwood boards that I recently got ahold of.

I’m not really a skateboarder, and have only ridden a longboard once or twice, but now that I’ve done this project, I plan on riding it quite a bit. It’s a lot of fun, and rides really smoothly.

If you want to check out the guy who inspired this project, go see his Etsy store, and check him out on Facebook!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Chris Gregg

    You have inspired me to give this a try! Nice work man.

    • Bob

      Awesome! I love to hear things like that!! Thanks!

  • jodi

    the center strip looks like cherry to me.

  • i love it. Great tutorial. I’m glad i could inspire you

    • Bob

      Thanks Charles! Maybe I’ll see you at Maker Faire Atlanta again this year!

  • Oh man, this is awesome, look perfect , i will try this project next week.

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  • Zap99

    That is not how you make a board. It is supposed to be full sheeted and layers. You are relying on wood dowels and glue to holed the middle of the board together. There is no flex in solid wood plank.

    • That is A way to make a board, just like this is A way to make a board. There are different types.

  • Ionut

    which is the name of the wood ? Name Wood pls !!!

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  • ET HD3

    I am doing this for an assignment at school and I am going to put symbols on the bottom so THNX for making this video and I am making it out of one solid piece of Plywood and again THNX soooooooooooooooooooooo much

  • Josiah Moreng

    I see why you like the design, but can I say that I disapprove the design, as it messes with my OCD

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