Project Description

The goal of this project was to create a skateboard deck from raw peices of bamboo. Skateboards have often been made using a bamboo veneer, but I have not found any instances of them being made out of whole bamboo poles. I had the idea to use bamboo because its lightweight and strong, but also because it would catch people’s eye.

The project was largely sucessful in that it easily held my weight while skating and was very aesthetically pleasing. However, would like to make a new version of the board using a different type of bamboo that is even stronger and will last longer.