The world’s simplest method for hanging a skateboard on a wall so the underside graphics face outwards!
What’s more, this method is not permanent, you’ll still be able to USE your skateboard.
Step by Step Guide
Like I said, this is one of the easiest ways to hang your skateboard on the wall. Just follow the how-to below, it shouldn’t take more than 15 mins…
Step 1: Cut a length of rope 650mm long (diameter 6-8mm).
N.B. The length may vary dependent on the skateboard, it needs to fit around the wheels of the board after allowing for the two knots.
Step 2: If the rope is made from nylon use a match or lighter to melt the ends to stop them fraying.
Step 3: Tie a knot on each end of the rope and pull the rope super tight to ensure the knots won’t slip.
No spirit level? Stick a length of masking tape on the wall and level it by eye from a distance.
Step 4: Use a pencil and ruler (or tape measure) to mark two short vertical lines 370mm apart on the wall.
Step 5: Add two horizontal intersecting lines using a spirit level and pencil. These are the two points where you will screw the rope to the wall.
The final step is dependent on the type of wall.
Step 6A: If it’s a brick wall, drill a hole using a masonry bit and add a wall plug before screwing each knot into place using a screw and screwdriver.
Step 6B: If the wall is made of wood, screw directly into the wall or drill a small pilot hole first.
That’s it, to hang your skateboard just slip the rope over the wheels!
For a more industrial look, swap the rope for a thin steel cable.
You’ll need to use cable clamps to create a small loop on each end of the cable, and a large washer to secure it to the wall.
- Rope (preferably a bright colour)
- Craft knife
- Matches or lighter
- Two screws 3mm x 30mm
- Electric drill
- 5mm masonry bit (for brick walls)
- 2 x 5mm wall plugs
Look at the objects around you differently… with some imagination you might be able to turn them into temporary art.