Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by burning off a small layer of its surface. Their beautiful designs range from small, intricate patterns to large, crashing waves, and are enhanced by the contrasting colors of the wood grain. You can’t help but want to run your fingers over the grooves cut into the boards.

If you aren't a skateboarder, or are afraid to rough up this gorgeous work, that's okay. Magnetic Kitchen sells all of their boards without wheels, trucks, or grip tape. Instead, you can treat it like an art object and brighten up your home.

This project was originally launched through the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. At the time of writing, the campaign has a few days left and raised over its $10,000 goal. The money earned will help Magnetic Kitchen go into larger-scale production on these boards, so more people will have the chance to own these natural beauties.






Magnetic Kitchen website and Magnetic Kitchen Kickstarter page
via [Fubiz]



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