DIY Skateboard Shelves

My son decided about 6 months ago he wanted a new room, he’s had a beach theme since birth.  I quickly agreed.  I wanted to show you one of our first projects for his room, these awesome new DIY Skateboard Shelves.  I’ve had this idea for years and wanted to do it, and I’m so glad I finally am able to use it in his room.

His room will have an eclectic look, a little of this and a little of that.  The full room reveal will be coming soon.  That is if I can get the final touches done!  I’m still searching for fun accessories to add to the room.

I looked everywhere for inexpensive, and by inexpensive I really mean CHEAP skateboards.  I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on his room change so as always I hunted for a bargain.  I originally found $9 skateboards at Target, but they only came in lime green & orange with a maple wood colored board.  Which was fine, but the green wasn’t going to be used in his room and I wanted the two shelves to be different colors.  I finally searched and found OP brand skateboards for $10 each in great colors.

His new room is mostly gray & black, with colored accents.  So I lucked out and found a blue skateboard, and a red’ish one (it’s really almost bordering pink, but it still looks good).  The furniture in his room is maple colored so the boards echo that.

I had purchased some plastic black L-Brackets fromIkea several months ago with this project in mind.  I decided to paint them the same color as the wall so they blended in better and didn’t stand out too much.  They were only $0.50 each atIkea.


– Skateboards
– L Brackets
– Screws
– Anchors
– Level
– Drill
– Pencil

Start by measuring how far apart your L-Brackets need to be when hung.  I measured inside each one of the skateboard trucks with the wheels.

Be sure to use good anchors and place the anchors where you will need to screw the L-Bracket to the wall.  Use your level to make sure they are even.When you have your L-Brackets attached you can just set your skateboard on top.  My brackets are actually a snug fit and won’t move unless someone takes the skateboards off.

You can choose to screw your L-Brackets directly in to the bottoms of each skateboard, I chose not to do that just incase we ever wanted to actually use the skateboards for skateboarding.  You will need shorter screws to attach the board to the L-Bracket so you don’t go through the top of the board.



  1. AD says

    Love this idea!!! Did u secure the board in any way 5o the L brackets? Or are that just sitting on them?

    • craftedsparrow says

      Thanks so much. Yes the boards are just sitting on the L-brackets, but you could definitely secure them with some screws if you prefer to do that. 🙂


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