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Hanging a skateboard on the wall is an awesome way to display your board. It’s also a fun way to decorate your room. This article will teach you how to hang a skateboard on the wall attractively and conveniently. We will see four different methods but you will have to do two things first.
- Choose Your Wall Space
First, choose where you would like to place your new artwork. You should choose a spot that has enough space for it to stand out without being too large. If you have a small room, then this may not work well for you. However, if you have a larger area, such as a hallway, living room, garage, etc., then you might find that this works very nicely.
- Measure Out The Board’s Size
Once you know what size of art piece you wish to display, measure out its dimensions. This includes width, length, height, and depth. Make sure that these measurements fit within the walls of your chosen location. For example, if you plan to put your skateboard against a wall, make sure that the entire thing does not extend past the edge of the wall.
How To Hang Skateboard On Wall?
Now there are four easy ways you can try hang your favorite skateboard on the wall:
- Using Fishing Line
- Using a Rope
- Using a Skateboard Wall Mount Kit
- Hanging without using nails or drills
Let’s discuss each of the methods in detail below.
This is the most common method to hang a deck vertically. It requires no tools at all. All you need to do is tie a fishing line around the top of the board and attach it to something sturdy. Then just pull down until the board hangs straight. You don’t need any special skills to accomplish this task. Just follow our simple instructions below for mounting a skateboard on the wall.
- Fishing line
Step 1: If you’re using a regular skateboard, remove both truck assemblies from the bottom of the board by unscrewing the bolts holding them onto the deck. Use pliers to keep the bolts in place and remove the corresponding screw by using a screwdriver.
Step 2: Feed one end of the fishing line through the center holes aka screw holes located near the nose of the board. Cut the opposite side of the fishing line with a scissor keeping 1-foot distance off the board. Now knot the loose ends together. Also, make sure the knot isn’t too close to the deck to make hanging easier.
Step 3: Now, hammer a nail into the wall where you’d like the deck to display. Hammer until the nail is flush against the wall. Once done, hang the fishing line over the head of the nail.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1–3 for every skateboard you’d like to mount on the wall. Use a scale and pencil to measure and draw lines between each board so that they can all be hung at the same distance and height. Make sure that each of them is evenly spaced out. Mark the wall using a measuring tape and pencil.
Another way to hang a skateboard on the wall is to use a rope instead of a fishing line. This is one of the best methods because it allows hanging a skateboard with wheels on the wall. Many people prefer ropes because they tend to last longer. They also require less maintenance since they won’t get dirty easily. Plus, they look more professional.
Step 1: You have to cut a thick rope, 1/4 inch in diameter and 64 cm long. The rope should be durable enough to withstand the weight of your board for a long period of time.
Step 2: Tie a knot at both ends of the rope and burn for a couple of seconds under each knot so that they don’t fry.
Step 3: Draw 2 horizontal lines on the wall in equal height. Make sure they’re not too close together so there’s enough space between them.
Step 4: Now you’ll push a screw through the center of each knot into the wall at each marked spot. This will give you a nice rope hanging between the two horizontal spots in the wall. Place one of your skateboard trucks on the rope. This will hang up your board vertically on the wall.
A word of caution though– Always double-check that the rope isn’t going to cause harm to anyone who walks nearby. Secure the rope to a strong point on the wall. And if possible, try to avoid putting the rope anywhere close to electrical outlets.
The third option involves installing a skateboard wall mount kit. You’ll find various types of wall mount kit in the market, but we’ll be using the Sk8ology Skateboard Deck Display Rack for this example. This is a great wall mount kit for skateboard wall art. The kit hides behind the board once installed, giving an impression that it is floating into the air.
This skateboard rack consists of two simple components: metallic arms and a plastic base plate. Both components work together to provide a stable platform for your skateboard. Installing these types of mounts requires only basic carpentry skills.
- Drilling Machine
- Measuring Tape
- Philip Screwdriver
- Sk8ology Deck Display Rack
Step 1: First of all, you need to decide on which part of the wall you want to hang up your skateboard deck. Mark your spot on a suitable place not too close or too far from the top and the side wall.
Step 2: Now drill hole on that particular spot of the wall where we will be installing the deck display rack. Insert a drywall anchor into the hole.
Step 3: Insert the provided screw into the display fixture and screw it into the wall. Once the display is up press the board onto the T-nuts (metallic arms). If the board doesn’t fit the display precisely, drill out some wood from the lower front holes of the nose.
Step 4: If you want the board to be locked on to the wall so that it can’t be taken off easily, you’ll need to remove the black T nuts from the arms and move the bolts down about an inch first.
Once done, slide the board though the mounting arms and re-attach the black t nuts. Make sure the wide part of the nut is facing outside. Finally fix the board’s position on the arm and tighten up the bolts on the back of the deck. If you do all these steps properly you should end up with your skateboard deck floating perfectly off the wall.
If you don’t feel like drilling holes into the wall, you could opt for hanging the board using adhesive tape. The best thing about this method is that it doesn’t require any tools and can be done in just minutes!
Step 1: Measure your walls and find out how much space there will be between them. You need enough room so that when you put up the board on both sides, they won’t touch each other. If you have two-inch gaps all around, then you’ll only need one piece of tape per side. However, if you’re going to use more than three inches of the gap, you might want to buy extra pieces of tape. It’s better to overdo it rather than underdoing it.
Step 2: Place the first strip of tape horizontally across the top edge of the backside of the board. Make sure that the edges of the tape overlap slightly at least ¾-inch. This way, you get an additional layer of protection against scratches.
Step 3: Now place another horizontal strip of tape vertically along the bottom edge of the same side. Again make sure that the ends of the tapes are overlapping.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining strips of tape until you’ve covered every surface of the board.
Step 5: Once you’re finished, take off the excess tape from the corners and smooth down the entire surface using your fingers.
Step 6: Use some spray paint to give the whole setup a fresh look.
A Word Of Caution- Despite being the simplest method for hanging decks, it has the potential to backfire in the long run because the strips aren’t going to last forever. They may fall off as a result of a loss of adhesive strength induced by the application of board weights, or simply as a result of the aging process. They are expected to last less time than drills. So keep your eyes open and replace the strips before it’s too late.
Nothing could be more frustrating for a skateboarder than not being able to display his unique collection of boards in front of the world. But thanks to our guide above, we hope that you now know exactly what options are available to you.
Having said that, when it comes to hanging a skateboard on the wall there are many ways, but none of them are perfect. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons. As such, we recommend trying different methods and see which works best for you. We wish you good luck and happy skating!
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