Skateboard Shelves

February 17, 2011

I’ve been meaning to install shelves in my son’s room for awhile, but wanted to do something unique and different.  At four years old, he has SO many interests, but one of his favorites is skateboarding.  So when recently putting the finishing touches on his “space”, I thought making shelves out of skateboards would be the perfect addition!

Real skateboard decks can start out around $40+ and there was no way I was purchasing shelves for that amount (I admit, I am frugal)! THANKFULLY, I stumbled upon these mini skateboards at Five Below and just like the name of the store, they were $5.  SCORE!

To start out, I bought 4 mini skateboards that are 17″ long (they are shorter than a typical skateboard deck, but they function just the same).  They were perfect for the size wall that I wanted to put them on.

To make sure the skateboards were properly hung, I (along with my husband) used “L” brackets to install the skateboards to the wall. We used brackets that can hold up to 65 lbs….though, I really don’t think something that anything weighing 65 lbs will be sitting on these shelves ~ It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Now, the shelves are ready to be hung…
Once the “L” brackets are in place on the skateboard, they are ready to be hung on the wall. We positioned the skateboard on the wall (making sure it was level) and made a pencil mark of the holes on the “L” bracket.  Then, we put in the anchor ~ If there isn’t a stud (I don’t mean your guy…haha, bad joke, I know) behind the wall, your screw will not hold and your shelf will most likely fall out.  MY ADVICE: USE ANCHORS!

Then hang the shelf…

And the shelves are complete…Awesome (as, my son says) and functional shelves!It went from this…To this…When putting this post together, I found some other spaces that incorporate skateboards…let’s take a look ~

How neat!  Great idea to take off the trucks and wheels, and then hang the board on it’s flat on the wall.  Then add the simple shelving.

Great idea to add some style above the windows.  It gives the white, neutral room a POP of color!Try regular wiring shelving as I used in my mom cave, and then put the decks on top…totally RAD!  (I had to add some skateboard lingo)Look at this creative idea…use the skateboard decks as a show rack.This is the skateboard shelf that is available at Pottery Barn for $70….  I’ll stick with my skateboard shelf for $5!

Do you have shelves in your child’s room?  Did you do anything creative?

Images courtesy of Home Improve Ideas, Family Fun, Jodeska,


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Comments

  1. Jenna – I LOVE THESE! they turned out great… also when did you change your comment section??? and when did you move to wordpress? :)

  2. Those turned out great! & great size too.
    We did the same for my daughter bedroom. Shes 9 & is such a little skatergirl. We ended up painting them hot pink. And one of the boards she designed her own print. We ended up just collecting boards from Goodwill over the summer.

  3. How cute! I have wanted to do the same thing for years. The picture you have here on the orange wall has been in my projects to do binder since I grabbed it from a magazine. I love how yours are decorated and that you for the tutorial. Great job!

  4. These turned out so great! What boy wouldn’t love these??

  5. Love this! My son is so into skateboarding too and this is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  6. These are so awesome! I now wish i had a little boy to decorate for…lol… we are having a link party if you would like to come join! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-make-your-blog.html

  7. Those are so great! I had considered doing those shelves with old thrift store skateboards but I think my son has outgrown the idea now … too bad. Yours look great and you lucked out with the price!

  8. Love these!!! I need to track down some mini skateboards! My 6yr old wants his bedroom redone in a skate theme and these shelves would be *perfect*. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  9. How cool! What a great idea! The wall looks great! Nice job! :)

  10. Hi, I’m your newest follower. These shelves are wonderful. What a fantastic idea. I’m throwing my first link party Monday. It would be great if you could stop by and add your project. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  11. Thanks for sharing this! I have wanted to hang my sons skateboards as shelves for a long time just have not gotten around to it, but they look great so I think I’m gonna have to go for it!
    Jen

  12. Great repurposing!

    Check out the giveaway on my blog from ElizabethHoton! She has the most adorable tees for kids. http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/02/whimsical-fairy-silhouette-t-shirt.html

  13. I love your skateboard shelf idea, and the price tag! What a cool way to add shelving. I featured you today on my wall-art roundup :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/02/wall-decor-round-up.html

  14. Thanks so much for sharing, I couldn’t bring myself to buy those PB skating boarding shelves and went with a boring alternative. This looks great, thinking we’ll add those skateboard shelves after-all :)

  15. Thank you for the tutorial on this! I picked up 3 skateboards for FREE from Freecycle a while ago with this project idea in mind. I’m running out for “L” brackets tomorrow! Thanks so much for inspiring me!

  16. Awesome idea! I’m going to do this in my sons room. Thanks for sharing. I hope you’ll link it up at I Heart Nap Time.

  17. This is such a cool idea, what a great find for under $5! Thanks for sharing, visiting from I Heart Naptime.

  18. What an awesome idea! PB can be so obnoxious sometimes; this would be great for a teenagers room too. He’ll love it for awhile I’m sure!

  19. This is such a great idea!! I wish I knew a little boy I could do this for!!! :)
    Angie recently posted..What’s for Dessert Wednesday!

  20. Alisa Jimenez says:

    What a great idea! He’ll love it for awhile I’m sure! What a cool way to add shelving.
    Alisa Jimenez recently posted..Arthritis Tips

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