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Colorful New Bench Gives Old Skateboards New Trick

Posted By Jennifer Gonzales On December 2, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Green Products | No Comments

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We have covered skateboard-inspired furniture [2] in the past, so we were excited to see this cool new bench from Pennsylvania-based company, Deckstool [3]. 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 [4] — from stripped down skateboard stools to recycled seat cushions.

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Deckstool [6]‘s new five foot-long bench is fabricated from a series of recycled wooden decks and metal trucks [7] 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 [8] 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.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/colorful-new-bench-gives-old-skateboards-new-trick/deckstool_deckbench-2/

[2] skateboard-inspired furniture : http://inhabitat.com/skate-study-house-california-skate-culture-meets-mid-century-modern-design/

[3] Deckstool: http://deckstool.com

[4] seating: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=chairs

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/colorful-new-bench-gives-old-skateboards-new-trick/deckstool_deckbench_2/

[6] Deckstool: http://www.deckstool.com/

[7] wooden decks and metal trucks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skateboard

[8] curbs and half-pipes: http://inhabitat.com//inhabitat.com/skate-parks-jump-the-gap-to-green-design/”

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