A table made out of recycled skateboards collected at local skate stores and factories around Europe by Rotterdam-based Focused Skateboard Woodworks. The table which uses the colored layers from the blade of the board was inspired by the skateboard sculptures of Japanese artist Haroshi. The used decks are cut into strips and arranged sequentially with the color facing upwards. A complete table normally requires about thirty decks.
We love wood, especially seven-ply maple. We love the way it rides and we love the way it looks. Saying goodbye to an old skateboard is never easy. Most of us never say goodbye, just keep our old rides stocked aside. Some are broken. Some are just worn out. Others simply leave their old decks behind after collecting their new wood at skate stores. In the end, they all end-up in a dark corner of a basement, attic or warehouse. No matter how old a skateboard is, the colors of those old seven plies are still full of life. Our designs using recycled, defective and worn out skateboards, give those old rides a new life. Instead of letting them fade in the dark, we let those seven plies shine in your studio, office or home. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy making it.+