a growing Byron Bay brand…
Wheels’n Boards is a Byron Bay brand with a range of thoughtfully designed quality skateboards that can be personalised with laser engraving.
Our products are made with locally sourced Camphor Laurel wood, imported Canadian maple and bamboo. Our boards are handcrafted designed & assembled in Byron Bay Australia.
our process …
Our camphor wood is cut, stored and supplied from a local Byron Bay hinterland private property. Our design, engraving, printing, and assembly is done from our workshop in Suffolk Park.
board cutting: the camphor wood comes from a local private property in Nimbin, the Byron Bay hinterland. It is stored in a large shed ready to be cut for specific applications: chopping boards, furniture, and skateboard decks. The maple decks are made of Canadian maple trees and are cut into thin plies assembled together.
board crafting: the boards are crafted to a specific shape, length, and width corresponding to our designs or any specific customer’s requirement. Three standard sizes are available: the 55cm. shortboard perfect for the kids and easy to carry, the 85cm. longboard, ideal for cruising around and the standard street deck for tricks and skateparks.
board sanding: we use 200g grain to remove any rough imperfections coming from the factory and fine-tune the sanding with a lighter 100g to have a smooth finish prior staining as needed.
board staining: the stain depends on the type of wood. Maple wood requires staining after sanding. We retained two types of stains to choose from: walnut (brown/reddish tint) and teak brown (brown/yellowish tint). The stain is applied on sanded boards and penetrates the wood highlighting the natural wood lines across the deck. Our camphor wood remains natural with no staining required.
laser engraving: we can laser engraved the boards with a name, pattern, logo or drawing on it. Customers can email us a graphic or use the wheels’n boards website online tools to come up with a design. The graphic is formatted and imported in a laser engraving software, adjusted (shadows, exposure, colours, and light) and aligned with the board shape. Prior engraving we need to perform side tests to adjust the laser power depending on the design complexity or wood porosity. Engraving is done line by line and can engrave fine details up to 10 microns accuracy.
printing: Our board can be printed with a photo, image or logo on it. Customers can email us a drawing or use the wheels’n boards website online tools to come up with a design. The designs are printed on a specific waterproof laminated vinyl. The vinyl used is similar to the vinyl used to advertise on vehicles. It is soft enough to apply on the skateboard decks and wrap around the corners, strong enough to protect against small scratch but will definitely not afford a slide on the copper at the local skatepark! Although prints are made on rideable skateboards, please note that most printed boards are used for display purpose.
finishing: once stained, the finish of the board is a natural matt and can be varnished with a transparent gloss to give it a shiny aspect. An intermediate finish consists in applying natural Bee’s Wax, let it dry for 24 hours and polish it with a dry cloth. The bee’s wax finish not only nourishes and protects the wood but also provides a neutral shiny finish in between matt and gloss with a soft texture and great natural smell! Our camphor wood boards come with a natural feel and smell from camphor trees and are finished with camphor oil.
assembling: the decks are assembled with quality trucks and wheels mounted on reliable ABEC bearings. There are two colours to choose from (black or white). We recommend a darker wooden board mounted with white wheels and lighter decks with black wheels
That’s why each piece is unique, for us and for you.