Tiger - Mahogany
Board Name: Tiger - Pyrographed Mahogany
Shaper: Rota Skateboards
Country: United Kingdom
Deck Length: 29.5"
Deck Width: 7.25"
Wheel Base: 50.75"
Package: Deck Only
Deck Style: Cruiser,Flat Deck,Other
This board was handcrafted from a large block of reclaimed mahogany gifted to me by an old friend of mine. It was then handed over to the Etsy artist Eastern Sapphire for the original artwork to be hand-burned.
This is one of four boards in this collaboration with two mahogany and two Scottish sycamore boards each with unique artwork. All of the boards look amazing as hanging wall art pieces (I’ll be sad to see them go as I currently have them on display in my home) but they can be converted into functional skateboards too. A clear grip made from tread-tex and polyurethane can be applied alongside hardware for an additional fee and this will, of course, take more time to be completed. Message me if you would like to discuss this option.
Both Eastern Sapphire and I have hand-worked these creations for hours. Each one of these exclusive boards is a truly unique hand drawn profile that won’t be repeated. Brazilian mahogany is often deemed the king of woods as it is a beautiful, dark and rare hardwood. Scottish sycamore is also rare with amazing grain swirling patterns, these particular sycamore boards were handcrafted from salvaged planks that would have gone to waste.
The artwork was all done using pyrography which is a painstakingly slow and arduous process but with amazing results with an awesome textured finish which can be achieved no other way. It is so much more of a human process than laser etching and really exposes the passion gone into the artwork. The boards are sealed in tung oil to enhance the colour and grain and protect the wood.
We will be donating £20 of the proceeds of each board to a relevant charity or non-profit organisation. This particular board is made in equal support of two organisations. The first being Sepilok Orang-Utan sanctuary in Borneo which I had the opportunity to visit whilst volunteering and trekking in the rainforests there. The second is the charity World Land Trust who specialises in various wildlife and nature conservation projects.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me and I’ll be happy to help you out.
Links to Eastern Sapphire and both organisations are below alongside links to both of our Instagram accounts where you can find behind the scenes photos of all of the boards and other projects we are both working on.
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