MAKE: Skateboard picnic table

My wife found this cool table on Etsy and we both thought it would be a fun project for our little man to enjoy.

We put out a request on Facebook and Twitter for some used skateboards and right away, one of my wife’s cousins offered up a stack of his old decks. Off to Home Depot we went to pick up the other wood and hardware we needed.

Materials & Tools

The materials are very simple. A few pieces of wood, some screws, bolts and we’re ready to go.

  • 4 old skateboards, preferably nicely used and colorful for the “cool” effect.
  • 8 – 3 inch bolts with washers, and locking nuts
  • 2 – 2×3 boards for the structure
  • 24 – 21/2 inch screws
  • Saw
  • Drill with wood bit & screw bit & a good wrench
  • Measuring tape & pencil

Here’s our finished picnic table.


Author: craigcherlet

I’m a nature loving, family man who’s been tinkering with sales, marketing & technology since the late 1980’s. My mission is to help you start and grow an online business. Come check out my website.

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