This step by step diy project is about skateboard ramp plans. This detailed project features instructions and diagrams about building a basic skateboard ramp. If you want to learn new tricks using your skateboard, you should build a simple wooden ramp. Strange as it might seem, building the ramp is not expensive and you can get the job done using just common materials and tool found in your household. Adjust the size of the ramp to suit your needs.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the ramp. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
Projects made from these plans
Skateboard ramp plans
- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18″x72″ long SIDES
- B – 12 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 46 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 1 pieces of 3/4 lumber – 48″x74 1/2″ long TOP
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 18″x48 long BACK
- E – 1 piece of 1/4 mansonite – 1/4″ long TOP
- F – 1 piece of 1/4″ steel – 31″ long METAL
Building a skate ramp
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides for the skate ramp. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood sheets and to get the job done with a circular saw.
Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with with a cleaner. Make sure both sides of the ramp are equal, otherwise the end result won’t suit your needs.
The next step of the project is to secure the sides of the skate ramp together, as described in the diagram. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the supports out of 1×4 lumber and to drill pocket holes at both ends.
Fit the supports into place, make sure the sides are plumb and insert the 1 1/4″ screws through them into the sides. Add waterproof glue to the joints in order to enhance the bond of the joints.
Next, fit the rest of the supports to the top of the ramp, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and make sure the top edges are flush with the sides.
Place the supports equally-spaced and insert the 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Make sure there are no gaps between the components, otherwise the end result won’t raise up to your expectations.
Continue the project by attaching the 3/4″ top to the structure. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to adjust the size of the sheet to the right dimensions and to secure it to the structure by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Make sure the head of the screws are at the same level with the surface of the plywood, in order to get a professional result. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the edges are flush.
Cut a sheet of 1/4″ mansonite to the dimensions shown in the diagram and attach it to the ramp, as described in the image. Make sure you align everything with attention and insert the 1 1/4″ screws through the mansonite into the supports.
Last but not least, you need to attach the metal or 1/4″ thick plastic sheet to the skate ramp. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pilot holes and to countersink the head of the screws, before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws into the support.
Align everything with great attention if you want to get a professional result.
If you want to enhance the look of the ramp, we recommend you to attach a piece of 1/4″ plywood to the back of the structure. Leave no gaps between the components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the structure.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the skateboard ramp in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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