How to Make Tech Deck Ramps & Rails
- 1). Cut your ramp frames out of a sheet of corrugated cardboard using a pair of sharp scissors. Each frame should feature a flat top edge two inches wide, a straight rear edges at a right angle to a straight edge, and the sloping ramp surface extending to a point.
- 2). Use your first ramp frame as a template for the second and third. Simply hold the first frame against a sheet of cardboard and cut along its edge.
- 3). Cut out a strip of cardboard 1 inch wide. Its length will determine how wide your finished ramp will be. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the strip to the bottom of your three ramp frames, with a ramp frame on either end of the strip and third frame in the center.
- 4). Cut out a strip of cardboard 2 inches wide and as long as the previous strip. This strip will serve as your upper deck. Glue the deck to the flat upper edge of your ramp frames.
- 5). Trim down a sheet of card stock so that its width matches that of your ramp. Hold the sheet against the sloping ramp frames to determine if your sheet is too long or too short. You may need to tape another sheet of card stock to the first, depending on the size of your ramp.
- 6). Glue the card stock in place by running a bead of hot glue down the sloping ramp curve on each of the three frames. Press the card stock into place and hold it still for approximately 15 seconds to allow the glue to solidify.
- 7). Trim away the straight section of a wire hanger using a pair of wire cutters. Bend the ends of the wire 90 degrees approximately 1 inch from either end, creating a wide U-shape.
- 8). Push the bent wire legs into the upper deck of your ramp. Apply a generous amount of hot glue when the legs enter the cardboard, securing your new rail in place.
- 9). Ride your fingerboard up the ramp and land it on the rail for an impressive grind. Transition back to the cardboard and ride back down the ramp.