1. A SKULL MADE FROM OLD SKATEBOARD DECKS
This incredibly intricate skull is made from old skateboard decks and is a piece in a new series of artworks from self-taught Japanese artist Haroshi who is opening a solo show in New York opening January 12.
2. PAIR OF SHADES FASHIONED FROM RECYCLED DECKS
These shades, fashioned by Dave DeWitt, are made from recycled skateboard decks through an arduous process that results in a cool pair of sunglasses. Each sample is completely different from the last depending on the decks that he uses to construct the frames - you can check out some of his designs and purchase at Etsy.
3. TILING FOR YOUR HOUSE
Rich Moorhead, founder of Art of Board, has turned a hobby of repurposing skateboards that belonged to his nephew into a full-service tile and design company. Moorhead also created the first international grassroots recycling movement called I Ride I Recycle. The company has been expanding rapidly and recently collaborated with Hyundai to produce a car with cargo tiling utilizing Art of Board's repurposed decks. One look at their site will give you endless new ideas for what old skateboards can be.
4. SKATEBOARD JEWELRY
Seven Ply is a Jersey based operation that focuses on utilizing old skateboard decks to create unique jewelry. They make everything ranging from necklaces to cufflinks and have garnered a modest following on Etsy making nearly 2000 sales.
5. SURFBOARDS MADE FROM SKATEBOARDS
RETO (Recycle for Tomorrow) is a project that follows the 'circle of life' in action sports. RETO is breathing new life into skateboards by constructing them into a surfboard. In a delightfully ironic reciprocation, skateboarding is giving back to surfing, in the same way that skateboarding came from surfing. The video above documents how the surfboard was constructed.