Skateboarding can be a pretty fun hobby, albeit a little treacherous. Many people have boards in beautiful hues that make soaring through the air even more aesthetically pleasing. But what do you do with that board after you’ve moved on to a new hobby or have sustained a bit too many cuts and bruises for your liking? Well, as it turns out, you could turn it into a cool instrument or accessory.
These designers are taking old skateboards and giving them a second life as a new item. Nick Pourfard created Prisma Guitars, where he takes old or broken skateboards and repurposes them into instruments. He does this by layering multiple boards on top of each other. He then works the material until the vibrant colors are produced. Some guitars have as few as 4 boards, and some have as many as 50. Most of the boards are donated to him, so each guitar comes with a personal story.
Another artist, Luke Reed started using old boards to make rings of all sizes. Now, he’s expanded his craft into handles, boxes and much more. He utilizes the colors in the skateboards to create a unique look to each item. His colorful work can be found on Etsy.