Upcycling and repurposing , the process by which people create new items from discarded objects, is pretty big now.
Whether it’s because of financial constraint, or simply having unique looking objects around your home, everybody appears to be at it.
Of course, what happens in mainstream society is mirrored in action sports. Many a broken board or ski has been repurposed into a household object recently. We have a look at the best uses for old action sport stuff.I wonder how comfy these ski chairs are? Skateboard office chairs. Ideal for board meetings. More skateboard stools A bit of extra wood, and these broken boards are now holders for their healthier brothers Want a place to hide that posh bottle of single malt? Why not try an old skateboard? We hope these ski boots have been used as plant pots, and it’s not just some out of control fungus growing during the off season These old snowboards have been used to edge vegetable patches A skateboard becomes a lamp Basic, but effective. A surfboard headboard, for when the waves are pumping A pair of ancient looking skis have become a coat rack for your nanna to hang her shopping bag on The best place to keep your copes of KingPin? On skateboard shelves, of course. A battered old snowboard becomes one of those fancy gravity-defying wine holders The body of this rad looking guitar is an old skateboard. Japanese artist Haroshi makes amazing 3d sculptures out of broken boards A nice, flexy snowboard chair Broken skateboards have been used to make bottle openers Skiers love a vino or two I wonder if anybody has dropped a tailslide on one of these skateboard benches These surfboards have been turned into mailbox holders A broken board becomes a clock, so you’ll always know what time it is How about a skateboard dog feeder for your pooch?
The upcycling ante has been upped significantly by the team behind Skate Study House. Inspired by iconic designs, skaters Gil le Bon de la Pointe and Pierre Andre Senizergues make amazing looking bespoke furniture from skateboards.Stax Loveseat Skate Wall Skate Bookshelves Nova Lamp Astro Clock Comet Coffee Table God Father Lounge Chair Hang Up Jet Set Lounge Chair LKJ Bench
Has this inspired you to dig out those broken old boards, or skis? If so, take a pic and show us what you make?