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August 5, 2016 AT 1:37 pm

Homemade Cruiser Skateboard with Custom Mahogany Pinstripes and Mountain Landscape Grip Design!

As if learning to skateboard wasn’t already enough of a challenge, Amy Qian set about to learn to make her own custom skateboard too. If you’ve ever skated, you know you’ve secretly thought about, wondered, and possibly dabbled with designing your own deck or accessories – Amy took it all to the next level with those custom mahogany pinstripes and silhouetted landscape grip tape design:

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In the past few months, I have been trying to learn how to skateboard by borrowing a friend’s skateboard. Recently he gave me a beautiful set of trucks, so I thought I better make a skateboard then.

My roommate had previously ordered a bunch of veneer for a project she never got around to, so she was nice enough to donate it to my cause. Because it had spent it’s last few years in a variety of humidities and temperatures, the surface was quite rough due to the expansion and contraction cycles of the fibers. So I started off by sanding all the sheets.

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