Gallery: Colorful New Bench Gives Old Skateboards New Trick

The "Lid" seat cushions are crafted from canvas made from recycled plastic bottles and cushioning with grip made from recycled tires.

We have covered skateboard-inspired furniture in the past, so we were excited to see this cool new bench from Pennsylvania-based company, Deckstool. Started by Jason Podlaski after his brother tasked him with finding ways to turn broken boards into furniture, Deckstool has come to hand-craft a unique range of seating — from stripped down skateboard stools to recycled seat cushions.

Deckstool‘s new five foot-long bench is fabricated from a series of recycled wooden decks and metal trucks that reflect the DIY ethos of skateboarding and skate culture. The nicks and scratches that characterize each board serve as a little reminder of the nicks and scratches most likely collected by the skater trying to master a new trick before the deck split. All boards are either salvaged or provided by customers who want to give their precious old rides a new life beyond the curbs and half-pipes of the past. We see this handsome bench serving any number of purposes, but we are especially inspired by the good old-fashioned ingenuity behind the product.

+ Deckstool


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