Finally! Something I can do with all of my sons’ old skateboard parts. I swear they go through skateboards like tissue paper. I never see anything wrong with them, but my sons assure me they need to be replaced regularly. So now I have a cute way to turn their old boards into a boy-friendly shelf for their rooms! Check this skateboard bookshelf tutorial out from Instructables if you have a similar situation at home.
- • 2 threaded rods
- • 16 bolts
- • 16 washers
- • 2 L shelf brackets
- • Drill or right angle driver (we used a Craftsman RAID)
- • 2 skateboards
Step 2: Drill the Skateboard
If your threaded rods are a bit big for the skateboard truck holes, expand the holes with your RAID driver.
Step 3: Put nuts on the rods
First put nuts about 4 inches up. Put a washer on each one.
Step 4: Put rod into skateboard
Put the rod through the first skateboard, and then put another nut on the opposite side. Make sure the rods are even and tighten down.
Step 5: Put on 2nd skateboard
Screw on 4 more nuts to the other side and slide the skateboard onto that side. Go about 7 inches down. And again, tighten down the bolts.
Step 6: Attach L Brackets
Next you want to attach the L brackets to the bottom of the top deck. A drill isn’t likely to fit between the decks; this is the real reason we used the right angle driver.
Step 7: Attach to wall
Finally, attach it to the wall and fill it with your favorite books! If you need to adjust the bookshelf height, just move the bolts, slide the deck, and retighten in the new position.