Summer Youth: Create a Skateboard (Ages 12-18)

  • Monday, July 17, 2023
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 17, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code WO071723CFK+MG
  • 6


  • $280 + $56 Materials Fee
  • $220+ $56 Materials Fee

Turn a blank shape into your own one-of-a-kind skateboard as you learn about and experiment with different types of finishes.

About this Class

Starting with a pre-shaped skateboard blank, you will make a skateboard that's ready to ride.

On the first day, a representative of Norse City Board Room, a skateboard shop in Poulsbo, will explain the components needed to complete your board, including trucks, wheels, and bearings. You can choose colors that work well with your design. One of the instructors wil explain finish options for decorating your board.

Over the rest of the class, you will apply grip tape, work out a design, apply the finish or finishes, and assemble your board. You also will see how to make a skateboard blank using tools in BARN's Woodworking Studio if you want to create a custom shape later.


  • For students ages 12-18.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes on Monday, July 10.
  • A $56 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers the skateboard blank, grip tape, and a variety of finishes. See below for additional materials students have the option of purchasing.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.


Students will need to purchase the trucks, wheels, and bearings so they can select colors that work with individual designs. Norse City Board Room estimates the cost of these at $100-$145, depending on choices. The Poulsbo shop will stay open into the evening one night early in the week if students want to purchase them there.

Class Policies


Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Billee Gearheard and Mike Gearheard - Carol is a professional woodworker who specializes in furniture restoration and refinishing. She is on the Woodworking Studio's steering committee and teaches finishing classes, and others, at BARN. Billee also has a lot of finishing experience. She and her husband, Mike, made five skateboards for their five grandsons.

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