Recycling for Art, Unique Art Pieces Made of Old Skateboards by Haroshi

colorful wheel sculpture made of old skateboards


Japanese artist Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels. Each element of his unique artworks, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece.

Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present, recycling used skateboards. ‘Without skateboarding I am nothing,’ – the artists says. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels.

He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. Recycling old scateboards for art pieces feels natural to Haroshi,

Unique crafts, wood chips animal sculptures by Bobkov

Cast paper sculptures from Eckman, unique eco gifts and home decorations

Art pieces created with old and broken skateboard parts

Skateboard show sculpture made of old skateboards, recycling for contemporary art

To Haroshi, his artworks are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They’re his communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.

The most important style of Haroshi’s three-dimensional art is the wooden mosaic. In order to make a sculpture out of a thin skateboard deck, one must stack many layers. But skate decks are already processed products, and not flat like a piece of wood freshly cut out from a tree.

Colorful bottles sculpture created to recycle used skateboards

With his experience and excellent knowledge of skateboards, Haroshi is able to differentiate from thousands of used deck stocks, which deck fits with which when stacked.

Artistic tire carving from Romero, tire recycling for art pieces

Recycling plastic, computer keyboard buttons for wall decoration

Haroshi creates three-dimensional sculptures out of used wooden skateboard decks that are amazing and whimsical. An avid skateboarder, he began collecting broken skateboard parts in hopes of making them into artworks.

Apple sculpture made with wooden mosaic pieces created of old skateboards

Over the years the artist has developed a technique where he carves stacks of old skateboard decks and cuts them into wooden mosaics. He then assembles the mosaics into a certain form in which the layers reveal various patterns.

Recycled crafts and home decorations, old shoes for green plants

Unique furniture design to reuse and recycle car junk yards parts

  by Ena Russ   

Get inspired

A small cottage is an excellent getaway from a city where everything seems to be fast-paced and stressful. Spending some time...

Green ideas for home decor enhance the beauty of rooms and outdoor living spaces, bringing freshness and eco-friendly chic into spring...

Modern wallpaper murals bring spectacular digital prints and surprising ideas into interior design, blending contemporary technology with traditional wall decorating ideas....

Painting old heaters and cast iron radiators is a way to add unique details to modern interiors. Painting is one of...

Medieval Christmas decorating styles are rarely used in pure form. Inspired by Romanesque, Gothic or Victorian decorating styles, contemporary interior designers...

Traditional Christmas decoration ideas are always popular. Every year interior designers offer their new red, gold and silver Christmas tree decorations...


More from make decorations

Creative Easter ideas offer many quick and easy techniques for spring eggs decoration. Instead of dyeing eggs, try decoupage turning Easter...