Don’t you have any skate park nearby, or you can’t go daily to practice your ramp tricks? No worries, in this article, we’re going to guide you on how to build a skateboard ramp at home with ease. This might take some time and effort, but in the end, it is all worth it.
Before you start building your skateboard ramp, you should know that several skateboard ramp types are possible to make. Therefore, first, think about what kind of ramp suits you and your skateboard.
Well, the kicker and a quarter pipe ramp are the easiest skateboard ramp to build. While the quarter pipe ramp is the most versatile ramp and most riders demand this ramp only because it is also used for bikes, including skateboard tricks. Therefore we’ll guide you to build a quarter pipe ramp in this article.
How To Build A Skateboard Ramp
To build a regular height skateboard ramp that is 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide, we need to gather all the required materials and tools. Hence, here is the list:
Materials Required To Build Quarter Pipe Ramp
- 3/4 inch plywood (One 4×8)
- 3/8 inches of plywood (Two 4×8)
- 1/4 Inches masonite sheet (One 4×8)
- Seven 8 inches long 2×4 boards
- 3/16 inches Steel piece (One 1′ 6″ × 4′)
- 2 3/8″ × 4′ steel pipe (One)
- 1lb box of 1 5/8 Inches screws (One)
- 1lb box of 2 1/2 Inches screws (One)
You can buy this material from the local market shop, or you can easily order online. Also, look out for different types of skateboard ramps before you pick any stuff.
Tools Required To Build Ramp
- Dark pencil
- A tape measure
- Sharp Circular saw
- Rechargeable drill with Phillips bit
- Different drill bits
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Cutting The Wood
Once you have all the required material and tools, the next step is to start cutting the wood. First, cut the 13 pieces of 2×4 inches wood at 3 to 10 inches and ½ in length. But remember the size we’re taking is to make 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide ramp, also you can change the size according to your need.
Now you have to cut the wood into a specific curve known as transition. If you make a tight transition, it becomes dangerous for performing tricks, while you can learn more tricks quickly by making a loose transition. All this transition tightness or loosening depends on the curve’s radius. Hence be careful while performing the cutting step.
To get this done, take 8 inches long 2×4 or string and outline transition on wood. After this, drive a nail into the wood where you just marked, and repeat it with other plywood.
Assemble The Spilled Ramp
If you’re building a skateboard ramp yourself, get someone to hold braces, to install the mounts so that you can maintain space.
After that, get a long screw and hang the board on wall to maintain your work neat and clean.
To maintain your ramp as it is for a longer time, you have to add a pipe. It will make your ramp long-lasting.
Finally, you have learned how to build a skateboard ramp at home without facing any hurdles. We wish you good luck before you start making your ramp.