How to make a DIY Longboard – cruiser skateboard tutorial

DIY Longboard tutorial – Step by step instructions

After getting the bug for a longboard in Florida at a board shop, I was determined to get one of these slick cruising machines. They were expensive and this being monster tutorials, well, you know what happened… Let’s make our own! Below I’ve documented how to make a longboard, with a detailed video and links to all the materials you will need.

DIY Longboard tutorial

DIY Longboard tutorial

DIY Longboard tutorial

DIY Longboard tutorial

Tools and Materials:

4 strips of 1′ x 5′ x 1/8″ Baltic Birch plywood (Canadian maple or bamboo will also work)

Jigsaw

Jigsaw blades

Wood glue

Roller

20 Clamps

Sander

Sanding pads

Wood stain

Longboard hardware (this kit includes everything you need)

Wheels

Trucks

Spacers

Bearings

Hardware

Longboard template (this is a pretty cool site)

How to make a Longboard VIDEO

 

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