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Cardboard surfboards

Craft & Design
Cardboard surfboards



Mike Sheldrake makes surfboards out of interlocked ribs of cardboard, coated in fiberglass sheet. He was at Maker Faire showing off some of his prototypes. I’m digging the natural materials as the core of the board, and the cool patterns in light that they create.

6 thoughts on “Cardboard surfboards

  1. Laura says:

    There’s going to be a profile on Mike and his boards in the next issue of MAKE! Volume 19 comes out August 11.

  2. rolandblais says:

    Saw those @ the Maker Faire:

    Didn’t know they were cardboard though. (it was a mob scene in there). Very cool.

  3. J.L. Frusha says:

    I’ve emailed with Mike and he has begun to reduce some of the fiberglass, using either the hemp-based or bamboo-based ‘glassing’ fabric…

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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