How to Build a Skateboard Ramp

Skateboarding is fun and exciting so having a ramp at your disposal increases the excitement when you know it is available to you whenever you like. Making one will be worth your while and it’s also a great way of exercising your creative side to challenge yourself to make something new on your own.

Tools required

  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure

Materials required

  • Plywood (untreated or pressure treated)
  • Nails

Instructions

  1. Find the appropriate location to pace your skateboard ramp. Most times, the ramp size is determined by how much space you have available. If space is limited it is best to make it smaller, if the space is larger you can expand your options more.
  2. Make a skateboard ramp design, figure out all the materials that will be used and how you would like it to be. Determine the base size and all the dimensions associated with it.
  3. Get plywood about ¾ inch thick and sketch the basic curve of the ramp. Use the saw and cut three panels from the plywood with as much accuracy as possible. Use this curve as your basic guide or template for creating the other pieces.
  4. Create the framework by cutting a piece of board; use the tape measure to make sure the size of the wood is correct and in sync with the plans specifications. Then attach the pieces that were cut before onto it. Place about three boards below the base of the ramp to add extra support
  5. Now create the deck of the skateboard ramp by calculating the height of the transition of the skateboard ramp and then saw the plywood. Attach that structure to the basic framework.
  6. Make notches into the center of your plywood so the 2*4 boards can be nailed to the panel on each side. Nail some 2*4’s to the back and inside of the plywood panels to keep them in safe and solid. Add the 2*4’s to the inside so you can nail through the plywood into the 2*4.
  7. Use a thin piece of plywood to make the curve, because thicker board is harder to bend. Nail the bottom and if there is bump at the base, you can nail in more wood.
  8. Smooth off all the rough edges of the ramp with sandpaper

Tips and Warning

  • Treated wood is the recommended wood for the skateboard ramp but costs a lot more than untreated wood. Treated wood is a lot lighter and good for portable skateboard ramps and is more long lasting
  • You can use screws instead of nails, if you would like a sturdier skateboard ramp. Screws are also less likely to stick out over time.
  • Do not ride on sand or dirt; this will help to destroy bearings.
  • Use masonite to ramp if you would like your ramp to make your ramp smoother. It also adds cushion for when you are falling.
  • Always wear a helmet when skating.
  • Leaving your skateboard ramp in the rain will wreck your bearings.
  • The foundation on which the skateboard ramp is going to be should be sturdy
  • Golfing is seen as a premier sports, not an experience many get to enjoy. A putting green is the lawn or field surface used to play golf but is a field that has to be constructed from the ground up. So whenever you feel like being a part the experience without always having to pay for the use of a golf course, why not make one of your own. If you are used to playing it, having a putting green, will give you the time to practice on your own game in your own time and in your own environment.
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