With his family originally in metalworking business, Michael Ammon picked up woodworking in his mid 20’s as an apprentice for Cottage Table, a San Francisco-based company that have been hand-making wooden dining tables for over 30 years. He hasn’t looked back and eventually became the owner. Now working out of his workshop in the Dog Patch neighborhood, Michael shares his space out with various other woodworking artisans and one can imagine scrap wood pieces from the various furniture projects are of abundance. That’s where Michael and colleague Dylan Hosey came up with the idea to take the once-scrap wood materials and turning them into beautiful, high-quality skateboards reminiscent of the early skateboard designs. Scrap Dog Skateboards was thus born, and these skateboards are indeed beautiful!
We had the opportunity to talk to Michael at his workshop and live streamed his working process on Boxtiq.tv. The process for making skateboards out of upcycled wood is quite interesting. Scrap pieces of wood are saved, trimmed, and glued together to form the panels. Then the wooden panels are cut with a bandsaw by putting the skateboard template over them. The replay of our session is below and the part seeing the giant sander in action is not to be missed.
You can also catch the replay in the Boxtiq app and browse through the showcase of Scrap Dog’s skateboards and inquire about them through the app.