How Do You Display A Snowboard? | Neat Showcasing Skills


Many people consider their snowboards to be their pride and joy, and it can sometimes feel shameful to lock your snowboard away from sight. Having a snowboard on display reminds you of those epic days, shredding powder or the park. Also, snowboard manufacturers put great effort into making the snowboards look super cool with fancy graphics and interesting shapes. So why not put them in pride of place in your bedroom, home office, or wherever you see fit?

There are several ways you can display a snowboard at home. You can buy a variety of pre-made brackets, mounting solutions, and display stands. However, if you have some DIY skills and the necessary tools and materials, you can fabricate your own versions to get the perfect solution.

I completely understand if you are considering displaying your snowboard somewhere in your home. This is because I am currently looking for a tasteful way to put one of my old snowboards on the wall of my home office alongside some mountain photos and a couple of guitars.

Different Ways to Display Your Snowboards

From the research I’ve done, I have seen some pretty basic ways of displaying a snowboard and some more elaborate ones that have the potential to look pretty cool.

Some of these ideas are best for all the snowboards you don’t generally use anymore, while others still allow easy access to your snowboard for when you want to go and shred.

So let’s get into some cool ways to display a snowboard at home.

1. Mounting Your Snowboard On The Wall

There are several ways you can mount a snowboard to a wall. But which one you choose will all depend on if you need quick access to your board, how much work you want to do, your budget, and your taste.

Mounting Your Snowboard On The Wall

1a. Buying Wall Mounts

You can buy specific wall mounts for snowboards. There are quite a few available, some better than others and have varying features.

For example, you can buy minimalist wall mounts that are pretty subtle in appearance and don’t negatively affect your snowboard’s appearance when on display.

You can find these with a quick search on the Internet or Amazon. Still, you need to read the product description carefully, as some only allow you to mount your snowboard horizontally or vertically.

1b. DIY Option

A DIY option is easily achievable for those looking to save money and who are comfortable with tools. All you need are small corks or rubber grommets, self-tapping screws, and anchors.

Doing this will allow you to mount your board vertically or horizontally.

Vertical Mounting

To mount your board vertically, simply measure the width of your snowboard across the top at its widest point.

For example, if your snowboard measures 10 inches across, mark two points on the wall at this width.

It’s important to ensure these points are directly across from each other, and using a level can help you achieve the proper alignment.

Next, determine whether you need to install anchors. If you have removed the bindings from your snowboard and are using drywall screws, anchors may not be necessary.

Take the screws and drive them through the center of cork stoppers or rubber grommets.

Then, position the screw and stopper against the marked points on the wall and drive it through the anchor or directly into the drywall.

Once the anchors or screws are in place, check that the anchor points are even and firmly secured in the drywall.

Finally, take your snowboard and hold it with the tail facing the floor and the base towards the wall.

Gently lower it from the center towards the widest point, allowing it to catch on the cork or rubber anchors. This will securely hold the snowboard in place on the wall.

Horizontal Mounting

You might want to mount your snowboard horizontally on your wall. If this is the case, you need to use a different method. To do this, you’ll need a couple of angled brackets similar to shelf brackets.

But they need to have a vertical piece that will stop your snowboard from slipping off.

The main thing you need to remember when mounting your board this way is that the brackets need to be level and at an appropriate height.

You also need to ensure that the drywall is thick enough to take the weight. However, it shouldn’t be too heavy unless your bindings are still fitted.

Horizontal Mounting

1c. Enhancing the Display

To really make your snowboard pop from the wall, you may want to think about installing LED strips or backlighting behind the snowboard.

This will create a striking visual effect while highlighting the snowboard’s graphics. It can also be a novel way of adding light to dimly lit spaces.

2. Use A Snowboard Rack For Multiple Snowboards

You may have a few snowboards that you would like on display. If so, you may want to invest in or build a snowboard rack. These come in different guises and styles.

For example, some consist of several brackets that you need to mount to the wall evenly spaced out. Alternatively, a snowboard rack may be a single piece of furniture that you bolt to the wall.

Snowboard racks are convenient but probably not the best way to show off your snowboard’s graphics.

This is because they set your snowboard at an angle, and of course, the brackets don’t give you a clear view of your base.

This is the kind of mounting system you will typically use if you keep snowboards in your garage, so you can quickly grab them and head out onto the mountain.

3. Use A Display Stand

Sometimes, when you go to a snowboard shop, you’ll see that they showcase a new snowboard by putting it on a display stand.

These freestanding units are explicitly designed for snowboards and allow you to display a snowboard upright.

They usually have a slot on the base where you put the snowboard’s tail in and an arm at the top to support it.

If you have enough floor space, you can use one of these display stands in your house. You could put it in the corner of your room or somewhere suitable, as long as it won’t interfere with your daily life.

Use A Display Stand

4. Build A Custom Snowboard Rack

If you have practical skills and tools, you could build a custom snowboard rack.

The advantage of making your own is that you can create something specific that suits the space you intend to display your snowboard.

You can make something that looks super cool while being incredibly practical with some creativity. You can incorporate hooks, shelves, and brackets to make it perfect for your needs.

For example, you could add ways to showcase your other gear, such as skateboards and surfboards, or even have places to store your helmets, boots, and goggles.

5. Turn Your Snowboard Into Furniture

If you have a snowboard gathering dust, and you don’t know what to do with it, you may want to turn it into some furniture.

I really like the idea of a bench made out of snowboards and may even do that with a couple of old ones I know I will never ride again.

(You can also donate old snowboards. Do check out my guide on donating old snowboards to know more.)

There are a few ways you can make a bench out of snowboards. But the easiest way is to buy some old dining chairs and remove the seats from the legs.

This will give you two sets of chair legs to bolt to the bottom of your snowboard.

Make sure you know you will never ride that particular snowboard again because you will have to drill through it to mount the legs. You can make a bench out of two snowboards if you want a backrest.

However, this takes a little more effort and skill as you need to fabricate the legs and brackets in a way that makes the bench nice and comfortable.

Turn Your Snowboard Into Furniture

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are some great ways to display your snowboard, from mounting it on the wall to using it to build furniture.

Some methods are more complicated than others, but I hope this has given you some ideas so that you can find the perfect solution to creatively display your boards.

Shailen Vandeyar

A proud Indian origin Kiwi who loves to plant trees and play with my pet bunny when not digging my head deep into the world of snowboarding, tricks, techniques, and related safety measures.

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