Marwood Organizes a Skateboard Build for Students of All Ages at the Indiana State Museum (ISM) in Indianapolis on March 19-20th

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Indiana’s premier skateboard wood veneer source, Marwood, Inc., has begun working with woodworkers, students, and others interested in making their own skateboard through private classes. The company will host a skateboard build class on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20th, at the Indiana State Museum (ISM) in Indianapolis from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM each day.

“We are honored to be a trusted veneer source for this burgeoning industry. So many skateboarders are looking to make their own custom longboards, cruisers, or street decks from scratch," said Jim Martin, President of Marwood Veneer.

Indiana’s premier skateboard wood veneer source, Marwood, Inc., has begun working with woodworkers, students, and others interested in making their own skateboard through private classes. The company will host a skateboard build class on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20th, at the Indiana State Museum (ISM) in Indianapolis from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM each day. This class was, in part, inspired by interest from the “Rad Science: Skatepark Physics” Exhibition at the ISM, which concluded on Jan. 3, 2016.

Teaching the class will be Master Skateboard Builder Brian La Vallee, who is also a technology and art teacher at Lake Placid Middle/High School in New York. He will demonstrate a “hot knife” method for making foam molds that he has used for years in his skateboard building classes at the high school. Assisting will be Veteran Store Manager Al Huls of Woodcraft in Indianapolis, and Jim Martin, president of Marwood, Inc. in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Each participant will build a “skateboard” deck, that they have designed and constructed in the class.

The cost of the class varies depending upon the type of board that is chosen: $135 for a Mini-Cruiser; $150 for a Skateboard; or $170 for a Longboard. If you are under the age of 18, your parent must attend, but at no additional cost. All supplies, including trucks and bearings, are included in the fee. Please call Cece at Marwood to register at: (812) 288-8344, or email her at cece(at)marwoodveneer(dot)com. The class is also sponsored by: Woodcraft and TALK (The Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky).

Marwood has discovered a growth market in the US for offering skateboard wood to all ages for the creation of handmade skateboards, penny boards, and longboards. “We are honored to be a trusted veneer source for this burgeoning industry. So many skateboarders are looking to make their own custom longboards, cruisers, or street decks from scratch. Skateboarders know to come to our ecommerce online store for 10-deck packs, or visit their local Woodcraft store to buy a one-deck pack of maple veneer,” said Jim Martin, President of Marwood. Visit http://www.marwoodveneer.com to purchase veneer kits, books, and related supplies for skateboarding design and build projects.

Skateboarding is classified as a sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, and the X Games have grown in popularity at the national level, covered by ESPN. It has been noted as pure recreation, an art form, and a career, not to mention a form of transportation. Statista.com reports there are approximately 6.35 million active skateboarders in the world. This represents approximately a $4.9 billion dollar market worldwide, according to the International Association of Skateboard Companies.

About Marwood Veneer

Marwood is a leading provider of domestic, imported, and FSC-certified hardwood veneers for both the U.S. and overseas markets, serving a variety of industries. Marwood has a wide variety of veneers available, including exotics and domestics. From quartered and highly figured to flat cut and no figure, the company’s wood veneers have the texture, color, thickness, and shape you need to finish any of your project needs. http://www.marwoodveneer.com

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