Just put another big check on my to-do list.
Our niece is celebrating a birthday at the end of the month and I wanted to get her a decorative surfboard for her new surf-inspired bedroom. I found some beautiful ones on Etsy. They came with a pretty price tag, too! Since they were
just a little way outside my budget, I decided to make one... how hard can it be right??
Good news... I was right! It's not that hard. A little time consuming, but not hard. It's a little late for step by step pictures, but here's the gist of it.
Step 1- Find a piece of wood. I found an inexpensive plank of pine at Menards for around $5. It measured 6'x12''x1''.
Step 2- Draw one side of the surfboard onto the plank. Cut it out and sand it smooth. (My final product was about 4'x1')
Step 3-Trace the finished side onto paper with a pencil making a thick, heavy line. Flip that onto the unfinished side of the plank, pencil side down, and rub over the line. This will make a perfectly symmetrical surfboard.
Step 4- Cut out the second side and sand it smooth.
Step 5- Use a router to round the edges.
Step 6- Finally, paint it. I also added a coat of polyurethane to the top for a glossy finish.
Helpful Hint: If you are uncertain about how to use these power tools, simply show an interest in learning how to use them. A man is bound to take over and make your job easy!
There you have it, your own surfboard. The middle is a little boring, I know. I'm thinking about adding some hooks and turning it into a coat rack sort of thing.
Thanks for stopping by! Hang loose... haha, get it??