Indo Balance Board
We wanted to have a balance board for around the house just to fool around on and thought that it looked easy enough to build one in a afternoon, and it was.
Headed on down to the home improvement store and picked up all the things we needed.
- Wood for the base. Picked up a piece of Pine. 1 in x 12 in x 4ft.
- Deck Grip
- Door stops for the under stops (ended up taking these off)
- ABS Plastic Pipe. 2 foot long with a 4″ diameter
Rest of the stuff had at home- sandpaper, stain, drill bit, screws.
How We Made The Balance Board
- Cut the pine board to a length of 30 inches. The width was already 12 in. (actually 11 1/2 or so) Would have preferred it to be around 14 or 15 inches but the next size pine board they had was 18 inches and to expensive. If you do decide to go wider just have the guys at the wood store rip your piece of wood to whatever size you want.
- Next determined what type of a shape we wanted. Decided to take the path of least resistance and just rounded the corners. Shape is up to you-skateboard, surfboard shape.
- Sanded down all the edges to eliminate any sharp edges, and sanded the top and bottom decks.
- Stained the board with Minwax Wood Finish. Had some dark brown in the cabinet so dark brown it was going to be.
- Next we added some door stops, didn’t like the white color so had a black marker and colored them. The stops on the bottom are to minimize the board flinging out (mostly for the little kids who were going to be using this) Ended up taking these off. Black marker was getting all over the carpet.
- Then we added the grip tape to the top Deck.
How We Made The Roller
All we did here was cut then glue the neoprene around the ABS pipe. Pretty simple.
A couple notes or tips for the roller*
We used ABS pipe instead of PVC just because its stronger. The Diameter can be around 3 to 6 inches ( ours is 4inches )
We found the neoprene in the tool section of the hardware store- it was for a tool bed liner or something. You could also use an old wetsuit, that would work just as well if not better.
Should point out that we are using this indoors on carpet, if using this on cement not sure how long the neoprene would hold up.