How To Build Cheap Skateboarding Ramps
Figuring out how to build cheap skateboarding ramps is simple. To build a skateboarding ramp you just need a few pieces of flat wood and some tools to manipulate that wood. The construction of your skateboarding ramp will literally take no longer than twenty to 25 minutes. Then you can spend your time engaging in more important activities, like trying to jump that skateboarding ramp without falling on your face. Here's how to quickly throw together a cheap skateboarding ramp.
To build cheap skateboard ramps, you will need:
- Flat wooden boards
- A hammer
- A saw of some kind
- Angling your ramp. You need to decide how sharp of an incline you want for your skateboarding ramp. Once you decide that, you can either do a precise measurement and cut with the saw, or you can freehand it. It really doesn't matter which you choose as long as your wheels can seamlessly transition from the ground to the incline of your skateboarding ramp. Simply take a piece of your wood and use your saw to cut an angle on the edge of the board that will be touching the ground. Make sure that the incline is shallow enough to allow your skateboard to get up the ramp with no problem.
- The supporting pieces. Your main supporting piece, which will prop up the skateboarding ramp, should run the length of the ramp board. You'll have to cut a decline into the part of the piece that makes contact with the board in order for the ramp to sit properly. Here's a hint: the decline in your main supporting board will be the exact same measurement as the angled cut you made at the foot of the skateboard ramp. The height of the supporting piece will also determine how your ramp is angled. Remember, the board needs to touch the ground at an angle, making it easy for your board to seamlessly transition from the ground to the ramp. You need to cut one more supporting piece to place up under the board for support purposes. Follow the model you used to cut the main supporting piece.
- Nailing them down. After you've properly cut the pieces, all you have to do is nail them down. You shouldn't need more than three nails per support piece. Hammer a nail on both ends and the center to make sure the supports will hold.