Now I realise this isn’t the most accessible of DIY projects as you might not have a spare snowboard lying about, but if you do, well, then maybe it’ll be perfect for you. Whilst I did have a spare snowboard, I didn’t have the tools that I needed to drill through said snowboard so here I had to enlist the help of my dad and his fancy smancy power tools to complete this DIY.
- An old snowboard
- Four legs – I chose these B&Q hairpin legs
- A drill, with countersink bit if you’re feeling fancy
- Someone to help hold things whilst you (or your dad, in my case) drills.
- Screwdriver and Hammer maybe.
Find a drill-bit small enough to go through the holes in your legs, if like me you are using metal legs with holes.
We drilled through the holes from the top down, so that any mess would be underneath the snowboard and not on show. The legs came with 6 holes in them but we only drilled 4 as 2 would have been very close to the metal edges of the snowboard.
Once all the holes had been drilled we changed to the countersink bit and made little indents for the screw tops to sit in. This is where I let my dad get back to playing with Flash, as I needed to go and buy the screws to attach the legs with!
Once home and with shiny screws, I set about attaching the legs to my bench properly. I really picked the easy bit to do as all it required from me was to screw the screws through the holes (it was snug fit but smaller screws would have popped right through), pop the legs on, and tighten a nut underneath. A couple of the screws had gone through at an angle so they needed a bash of the hammer to straighten them up, but it was easy!
So, what do you think? Will you be turning your spare snowboards into a bench? Or have you got some other creative way to put them to good use?