Gallery: Recycled Skateboard Stools Transform Thrashed Boards to Treasu...

 

Skateboards these days are amazing examples of graphic design, and some are practically objets d’art – what a shame that they should to go to a landfill after the boards have lost their pop! Thankfully, Pennsylvania-based Deckstools is here to keep art from the trash heap and to add style to your pad with their striking line of furniture made from reclaimed skateboards.

Inspired by the way that skateboards consistently break, designer and craftsman Jason Podlaski hand selects broken board parts, and builds every stool in his Pennsylvania factory. A unique aspect of the design is that the cast aluminum trucks, which connect the deck to the wheels, are repurposed as hardware that joins the seat to the legs of the Deckstool. If you are in the Philadelphia area this weekend, you can see the stools and other recycled skateboard creations on display at VGroove Studios.

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  2. deckstool.com February 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Hi Meg,
    Thanks for your kindness…You can purchase a deckstool at our website http://www.deckstool.com
    Just click on the “buy stools” button and select your stool from our gallery of deckstools currently in stock. An engraving on your deckstool is not a problem, just type what you would like engraved in the “Special Instructions/Comments” box when you place your order.

    Thanks again, please email us at info@deckstool.com with any questions!

  3. meg20 January 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Hey! My name is Megan & my boyfriend, Dillon, loves to skateboard. So, i thought a great V-day gift would be one of your creative stools or shelving units for him with our names engraved on it. When i saw that you were renewing old skateboards I was like wow that’s a grrreat idea! So, i am in love with it & am just wondering how i could purchase one of your pieces of art :)

    Thanks,
    Meg

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