26 Apr '12, 1pm

Skateboard Company Reuses Every Scrap of Wood

Skateboard Company Reuses Every Scrap of Wood

Can a skateboard offer a smooth ride and be good for the planet? Bill Erickson thinks so, handcrafting his handsome longboard skateboards out of sustainably-sourced wood and recycling the leftover scraps into other gorgeous products. His Seattle-based company, Erickson Longboards , is currently selling two types of skateboards on its website: a $299 46-48 inch board made from eco-friendly United States walnut or a $399 46-inch board made of madrone wood from Washington and Oregon forests. What makes the lumber sustainable? Both the walnut and madrone trees were already fallen or dead when they were harvested. Erickson’s longboards are truly unique pieces of art: Each one is custom-milled and handmade, and, because of the natural variations in the wood, every skateboard is different. But just because these longboards look great displayed in your home doesn’t mean they’re no...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/04/26/erickson-longboards-s...

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