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This gem was found by user SmileyG, who says:

This one is made in my friends garden. It was her mom idea to make from skate swing.

This is a great example of upcycling, and one with a nice rustic look to boot. It seems we’ve been seeing more and more repurposed skateboards lately.

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Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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  1. [...] Colombo over at MAKE posted this example of true ingenuity: a swing made from a skateboard. You could even just hang the ropes and make it a bring-your-own-skateboard [...]

  2. Poet says:

    This board seems to get a lot of Air!

  3. [...] deck near the trucks, connecting to the tree providing a stylish swing set in this green garden. [Via] Tags: Recycled Skateboard, Skate Swing, Skateboard [...]

  4. [...] posté cette photo d’une balançoire fabriquée à partir d’un skateboard recyclé dans Make: Magazine. La planche a certes perdue en pop mais a gagné en [...]

  5. Bryan says:

    Very creative idea, I love it. Check this for more home and garden ideas.

  6. [...] to make you look at things different. This is both clever, and reminded me of my childhood. (via Make) Be Sociable, Share! [...]

  7. 18-270mm vc says:

    The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested to see if
    it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can
    be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed
    and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share
    it with someone!

  8. [...] If you want you can be more ingenious and you can use items you already have in the house. For example, an old skateboard would make a lovely seat for an outdoor swing. You just have to get some rope and attach the swing to a tree or some other type of support. It will be a swing with character.{found on makezine}. [...]

  9. [...] If you want you can be more ingenious and you can use items you already have in the house. For example, an old skateboard would make a lovely seat for an outdoor swing. You just have to get some rope and attach the swing to a tree or some other type of support. It will be a swing with character.{found on makezine}. [...]

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