The Handmade Skateboard, Revised & Expanded
Design & Build a Custom Longboard, Cruiser, or Street Deck
Make a statement and have some fun by building your own skateboard.
The Handmade Skateboard is the definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes that will turn heads everywhere you go. When you make your own skateboard from scratch, you can create something that is perfectly tailored to you: a deck that matches your height, weight, center of balance, skill level, and your intended use. More important, making your own skateboard allows you to design a deck to fit your personal style that makes a statement about who you are. There’s nothing wrong with choosing off the shelf and mass produced, but who doesn’t prefer to stand out? Be different. Be one of a kind.
Whether you are an accomplished woodworker or an absolute beginner, The Handmade Skateboard will guide you step-by-step through the process of building your very own deck. A design guide covers everything you need to know about sizing and shaping your deck along with choosing the right trucks and hardware. All the information is here -- the detailed photos, the illustrations, and the expert and clear instructions; you just need to bring your motivation, enthusiasm, and personal style to create a deck you can call your own.
Preview the first several pages of this book here.
Note: This product is only available to ship in the United States
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Matt Berger is a digital producer, author, and woodworker in northern California who has a passion for making things from scratch and teaching others how to do the same. Matt earned his stripes in the woodshop as an editor at Fine Woodworking magazine where he edited articles, and produced and starred in how-to videos on FineWoodworking.com.