Bummed You Broke Your Board? Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make It Into A Guitar, Chair Or Even A Dog Bowl?!

You wont believe what you can make with discuarded kit and some glue

James Renhard

Jet Set Lounge Chair

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?
I wonder how comfy these ski chairs are?
Skateboard office chairs. Ideal for board meetings.
Skateboard office chairs. Ideal for board meetings.
More skateboard stools
More skateboard stools
A bit of extra wood, and these broken boards are now holders for their healthier brothers
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?
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
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
These old snowboards have been used to edge vegetable patches
A skateboard becomes a lamp
A skateboard becomes a lamp
Basic, but effective.
Basic, but effective.
A surfboard headboard, for when the waves are pumping
A surfboard headboard, for when the waves are pumping
A pair ancient looking skis have become a coat rack for your nanna to hang her shopping bag on
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.
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
A battered old snowboard becomes one of those fancy gravity-defying wine holders
The body of this rad looking guitar is an old skateboard.
The body of this rad looking guitar is an old skateboard.
Japanese artist Haroshi makes amazing 3d sculptures out of broken boards
Japanese artist Haroshi makes amazing 3d sculptures out of broken boards
A nice, flexy snowboard chair
A nice, flexy snowboard chair
Broken skateboards have been used to make bottle openers
Broken skateboards have been used to make bottle openers
Skiers love a vino or two
Skiers love a vino or two
I wonder if anybody has dropped a tailslide on one of these skateboard benches
I wonder if anybody has dropped a tailslide on one of these skateboard benches
These surfboards have been turned into mailbox holders
These surfboards have been turned into mailbox holders
A broken board becomes a clock, so you'll always know what time it is
A broken board becomes a clock, so you’ll always know what time it is
How about a skateboard dog feeder for your pooch?
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
Stax Loveseat
Skate Wall
Skate Wall
Skate Bookshelves
Skate Bookshelves
Nova Lamp
Nova Lamp
Astro Clock
Astro Clock
Comet Coffee Table
Comet Coffee Table
God Father Lounge Chair
God Father Lounge Chair
Hang Up
Hang Up
Jet Set Lounge Chair
Jet Set Lounge Chair
LKJ Bench
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?

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