How To Build A Halfpipe Skateboard Ramp
Learning about how to build a halfpipe skateboard ramp can help you build a tool for enjoyment and something that you can even make money with. With some woodworking tools and the right instructions, building a halfpipe skateboard ramp is relatively simple. Follow these instructions for how to build a halfpipe skateboard ramp in approximately 11 hours.
To build a halfpipe skateboard ramp, you will need:
- Pencil and paper
- Measuring tape
- 2x4 boards
- Wood screws
- Drill bits
- Tar paper
- Decide the dimensions of your halfpipe skateboard ramp and record them on paper. Cut a transition template for the halfpipe skateboard ramp with a jigsaw. This should be the point at which the ramp transitions from a level skateboard ramp to an incline. Cut this out of plywood at seven feet long. Repeat this five times in order to create six total transition templates.
- Create the sides of the ramp using 2x4 boards. Space these boards eight inches apart and attach them to the plywood transition templates using a drill and wood screws. Tilt the angle of the 2x4 boards as you move up the ramp. Do this with each side.
Attach two 2x4 boards to the back of the transition ramps to make the frame sturdy. Use a drill and wood screws to do this. Do this with each side.
- Create the top of the ramp by using shorter 2x4 boards and attaching them to the top transition board and back support of the ramp. Again use drill starter holes and secure them with wood screws. Do this with each side. You should now have two identical transition sides with ramps on top.
- Space the two transition ramps at the desired length in the desired area. Build a base using 2x4 boards, fashioning the base in the same fashion you did with the ramps. Frame the sides with 2x4 boards and use wood screws to secure them together.
- Attach the base to the two transition ramps and secure them with wood screws. The base should be the same width as the transition ramps and the halfpipe skateboard ramp should start taking shape and look like its finished product.
- Cover the ramp with ply wood, fastening it down with wood screws. Cover the top of the ramp as well. Inspect your work and ensure that there are no lose pieces.
- Coat the halfpipe skateboard ramp with tar paper to improve its visual appearance. Not only will it look better with the tar paper, but it will also last longer. Enjoy your self-built halfpipe skateboard ramp.