Gett’n Radical With Racks

Repurpose / Refurbish
Radical rack made from a skateboard chuck

Radical rack made from a skateboard chuck. source: HomeJelly

Inspiration is everywhere…even in a Vans dressing room. This past weekend, while shopping for pants, I happened across this fabulous use for…

Skateboard trucks:

Skateboard chuck repurposed into a clothing rack

Skateboard chuck repurposed into a clothing rack. source: HomeJelly

Repurposed skateboard chuck is an excellent clothes rack

Repurposed skateboard chuck is an excellent clothes rack. source: HomeJelly

Yep, it’s a radical hanging rack! With built-in holes for mounting and the shape for hanging, why not repurpose skateboard chucks?  As my friend and fabulous designer, Shannon Quimby, coins it, this idea definitely falls into the “duh design” category! Here are some other clever ways to create radical racks out of skate, snow and surfboards utilizing their ready-for-hanging parts and piece.

Skateboard Decks:

Skateboard racks made out of the deck itself

Skateboard racks made out of the deck itself. source: deckstoolshop.bigcartel.com

Due to radical riders, broken skateboards often end up in the grinders graveyard. This clever company (appropriately dubbed, Recycled Skateboard Gifts) turned scrapes, scars and board art into one-of-a-kind handy hooks for hats, gear, bags, towels and even a charging station for your smartphone…so smart!

Surfboard Fins:

Fins are natural racks...totally "duh design"

Fins are natural racks…totally “duh design”! source: CoastalReLife, etsy

Well…sort of. These are actually skim boards cut to look like surfboard fins, which frankly, is just as cool. It not only repurposes broken boards, it schools us on the potential of reusing actual surfboard fins. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to…both save the earth a little fin at a time.

See Also: For ideas on repurposed shoe racks, take a look at these ingenious ideas!

Ski Binders & Brakes:

Ski binders unbound and mounted make fabulous rack hardware

Ski binders unbound and mounted make fabulous rack hardware. source: ascensionwoodcraft.com

Ski breaks naturally serve as clever racks

Ski breaks naturally serve as clever racks. source: ascensionwoodcraft.com

Again, inspiration and innovation can be staring us right in the face! These ski parts and pieces make for the most natural racks and rack hardware.

Snowboards:

Snowboard ski and snowboard rack. source: cozywinters.com

Snowboard ski and snowboard rack. source: cozywinters.com

Ya gotta love it when something can be made to hold itself (kinda like when we give ourselves a hug!). This board, that’s no doubt seen its share of chatter, is now retired and reused to hold others of its kind as well as gear and snow sport whathaveyous.

What do you think of these clever racks? Radical or ridiculous?

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).