The Board in a Box package provides all the materials and instructions needed to build your own hollow wood surfboard.
The box includes all the wood (pre-cut and ready for assembly), glue, glassing material, and a detailed step-by-step instruction manual to guide you through the process. Email support during your board building experience is also available, if required. The only things we don’t supply are the woodworking tools that you will need.
The kit is suited for people who have DIY or woodworking experience, have a space available at home or in a workshop to build the board and are prepared to work independently. The advantage of buying one of our kits is that you get a shape that has been built, tried and tested. You get access to the technique we use to build strong and functional surfboards. In addition, we provide you with the best possible materials, glues and resins that you will need.
Board shapes available in kit form
These are some of the board shapes available in kit form.
– Printed instruction manual
– Pre-cut frame and ribs according to design, ready for assembly
– Precut rail strips
– Precut deck and bottom planking ready for lamination
– Precut nose and tail blocks
– Template of board outline
– Glue for frame, rail, deck and bottom laminations and glue-ups
– Sanding disks or paper for the various grits required
– Masking tape
– Surgical gloves
– Foam rollers and hand roller
– Fiberglass brushes
– Resin and catalyst for glassing
– Sanding resin
– Fiberglass cloth
– Mineral turpentine/Acetone
– Mixing jug
– Resin mixer for joint sealing
– Leash plug
– Wood fin to glass on to the surfboard
– Ear plugs
– Sash clamps (can be rented at some tool hire shops)
– F-Clamps, or G-Clamps, 5-10 (the more you have the better)
– Orbital sander, preferably 150mm circular but an ordinary rectangular orbital will also work
– Sander/polisher for the glassing work (can be hired)
– Electric planer OR block planer for shaping the rails
– Router for leash hole although a spade bit on a drill can be used if done carefully.
– A flat, even surface to work on
– 8-10 pieces of scrap wood, 26mm thick, around 60cm wide.