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How to Wall Hang a Skateboard to Show off the Graphics

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Difficulty

The world’s simplest method for hanging a skateboard (wheels and all) on a wall!

What’s more, this method is not permanent, you’ll still be able to USE your skateboard…

…and, unlike most wall hanging solutions, this one displays the underside graphics face outwards…. cool, hey?

Two skateboards mounted on the wall using a loop of rope.
Hanging a skateboard has never been easier...
One skateboard mounted on the wall using a loop of rope.
...or looked any cooler!

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

Cut the rope
How to mount a skateboard on the wall:  Step 1

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.

Melt & Tie Ends
How to mount a skateboard on the wall: Step2-3

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.

Mark up the wall
How to mount a skateboard on the wall:  Step 4-5

Pro-tip

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.

Drill & attach
How to mount a skateboard on the wall:  Step 6

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!

Slight Twist

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.

materials

  • Rope (preferably a bright colour)
  • Craft knife
  • Matches or lighter
  • Screwdriver
  • Two screws 3mm x 30mm
  • Electric drill
  • 5mm masonry bit (for brick walls)
  • 2 x 5mm wall plugs

Creative Takeaway

Look at the objects around you differently… with some imagination you might be able to turn them into temporary art.

Also, repurposing needn’t be a permanent transformation… sometimes you can use an object without altering it at all.