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Learn How to Build a Skateboard Ramp the Easy Way

Aug 13, 2008
In a time when there are limited ramps available especially in parks and playgrounds, creating your very own skateboard ramp is probably the best solution to this problem of insufficiency. By following these quick and simple steps, anyone can own a solid and stable ramp for their own backyards.

In a time when there are limited ramps available especially in parks and playgrounds, creating your very own skateboard ramp is probably the best solution to this problem of insufficiency. By following these quick and simple steps, anyone can own a solid and stable ramp for their own backyards.

Finding a nice play to skate is very hard these days, especially with some parks always full of children who are just trying to the same thing. At the same time, some parks do not have the adequate space or are just too crowded to accommodate skateboard ramps. To avoid these problems, one of the best solutions is to create your very own skateboard ramps either at home or in any backyard. To make this possible, follow this simple guide on how to design and build a stable skateboard ramp.

Before moving on with the project, it is best to gather first all the tools and materials that are needed to build a strong and stable skateboard ramp. The tools needed are nails and screws, electric plane, glue, electric saw, and drill. Meanwhile, the required materials include a single piece of plywood that measures 12 millimeters thick and 600 millimeters by 1200 millimeters. Another piece is needed, this time something that measures 6 millimeters thick and 970 millimeters by 600 millimeters. Finally, the three pieces of timber measuring 45 millimeters by 35 millimeters by 576 millimeters each complete all the materials.

After gathering all these important tools and materials, move on to create that perfect skateboard ramp following these simple instructions:

1. Pick up the 12-millimeter wood then cut it equally into two, with each one forming right-angled triangles at one end. The base of these triangles measures 900 millimeters, while the height 300 millimeters. Use the two triangles to build the sides of the skateboard ramp.

2. After cutting the plywood, use a plane to shape one of the timbers, creating an angle that is similar with the top of the two wood triangles. Then, move on to rivet the timber on to the two sides of the triangles one at a time. Place another timber and rivet it on to the lower right angle edge. Firmly place the final piece of timber at the middle part of the triangle and then rivet it once again. Be careful when riveting, making sure that both pieces are square and flat before fastening them together, in order to produce a more desirable result.

3. After everything is in the right position, it is now time to nail the pieces together permanently. From the remaining plywood, cut a smaller piece and then contour it using an electric plane, following the angle to create the pointed part of the skateboard ramp. Use a glue to hold the piece in place and then use a nail to keep the pieces intact while the glue dries off. Place the plywood on top of the frame, making sure that it is aligned with the top and both sides of the frame.
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