How to build a Skate Ramp / Quarter Half Pipe

  • Published on Apr 16, 2019
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    All the materials are listed below. Be sure to click the link and print out the plans with measurements. The ramp you see me build in this video is 4ft wide. If you have the space available, building an 8ft wide quarterpipe is worth considering as well as a second ramp to turn it into a halfpipe.
    If you end up building your own, send some pictures and let me know how it went. If you want to paint, stain or seal it; treat the wood with the same materials as you would use on a deck.
    Transition & Deck Ply→ (1) 1/2" Sheathing
    Sublayer Ply→ (1) 3/8" Sheathing
    Surface Ply→ (1) 1/4" Sanded
    2x4's→ (6) Straight with no large knots
    PVC Coping → (4ft) 1-1/2" Conduit
    Construction Adhesive→ (1) Loctite Premium Construction Adhesive
    Surface & Deck Ply Screws→ (60) 1-1/2"
    2x4 to 2x4 Screws→ (21) 3-1/2" exterior
    1/2" ply to 2x4 screws→ (28) 2-1/2"
    Get the plans here on my Patreon page→ (not uploaded yet, working on it. Check back soon.)
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    Disclaimer: Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of tools, equipment, or from the information in this video is the sole responsibility of the viewer and is to be used at the discretion of the end user/viewer and not AdamDIY and or Adam Hill. If you are uncertain about any step of the process or feel unsure about your skill level, seek a more authoritative source. This video is only for entertainment purposes.
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Comments • 152

  • Skylar Barbour-harrell

    One quarter of one half is, one eighth.

  • E RAM
    E RAM 7 days ago

    Thanks for doing this solo! I wanted to use an alternative top surface (Skatelite), but will probably stick with the plywood base and coat it with OC Ramps skatepaint… Will the construction adhesive also affix steel coping?

  • Dallas Raatz
    Dallas Raatz 7 days ago

    Sick bump at the bottom

  • Josh Miller
    Josh Miller 14 days ago

    Supplies is 80 dollars

  • Shrop Shire
    Shrop Shire 15 days ago +1

    Nice, Dude. Gonna build this with the boy!

  • dirt
    dirt 16 days ago +1

    Just built 2, very fun ramps for the pole building. Will eventually be throwing a rail and box between them.

    • oHAWKWINDo
      oHAWKWINDo 16 days ago

      Nice! I'm building something this week. Got the fever!

  • Shadow
    Shadow 19 days ago

    How much would this cost in total?

  • Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller 21 day ago

    TO ANYONE MAKING A QUARTER DONT GLUE IN YOUR COPPING! That is so dangerous dude. Screw it in! There's no way adhesive will hold that copping in place with all the abuse it's gonna take.

  • Harry Webby
    Harry Webby 22 days ago

    I made this it’s pretty good

  • Harry Gils
    Harry Gils 23 days ago +1

    Won't the empty area below the plywood at the bottom crack?

    • Andrew Miller
      Andrew Miller 21 day ago +2

      Yup!! Every quarter pipe needs a piece of sheet metal at the bottom where the transition meets the ground to prevent that from happening. I'm surprised he didn't do that. I've used old no parking signs I got online because they were super cheap

  • Coby Booth
    Coby Booth 26 days ago


  • Jacob Westlund
    Jacob Westlund Month ago

    Use Masonite on top of the plywood

  • big pod
    big pod Month ago

    This looks easier than it should be

  • Nick Williams
    Nick Williams Month ago

    Would be easier to make the transition if you wet the eood

    VEPIX Month ago

    Very cool

  • Katie Delich
    Katie Delich Month ago +1

    Adam, great video!! Do you have the "blueprints/directions" on your page. I see the subscription
    will that unlock those? Thanks!!

  • AlenAndTyler
    AlenAndTyler Month ago +1

    Tip fir everyone put metal sheet on bottom so it’s smoother

  • Mralekspaleks
    Mralekspaleks Month ago

    so good vid. please make a halfpipe tutorial too.....

  • TrDub Zuni
    TrDub Zuni Month ago +40

    2:02 look in the right and u see a enderman

  • Dan O'Rourke
    Dan O'Rourke Month ago


  • Vine verse
    Vine verse Month ago

    Yeah this quarter pipe is so tiny and this guy obviously doesn’t skate

  • Jay Kulina
    Jay Kulina Month ago

    A quarter half pipe? So 1/8?

    • ronald hickman
      ronald hickman Month ago

      Jay Kulina kinda.....ask Salba , Malba or Alva....

    • Jay Kulina
      Jay Kulina Month ago

      @ronald hickman so that's supporting my point, isn't it?

    • ronald hickman
      ronald hickman Month ago +1

      Jay Kulina that's not the way it works. Skaters rode full pipes in the desert long before the half pipe or quarter pipe were ever conceived......

  • Jack Christopher
    Jack Christopher Month ago

    How not to build a skate ramp. The tranny is terrible

  • Collin Schultz
    Collin Schultz Month ago

    How tall is it?

  • Vicente Coco
    Vicente Coco Month ago

    Talented man...

  • hoggath hogg
    hoggath hogg Month ago


  • I_Slapped_ Yo_Mama_69
    I_Slapped_ Yo_Mama_69 Month ago +1

    Thank you so much this actually really helped

  • Hs Nyberg
    Hs Nyberg Month ago +1

    How heavy is it?

  • Rihards Maybe??
    Rihards Maybe?? Month ago +2

    Im doing this but scaling it up about 2.5 times

  • Marcel Andre
    Marcel Andre Month ago +2

    Gonna try and build this today with my son. Will let you know how it goes

    • hubi
      hubi Month ago

      @Marcel Andre I see, great to hear. Goodluck and have fun !

    • Marcel Andre
      Marcel Andre Month ago +1

      @hubi worked perfectly! Both my son and I enjoy it very much! The only thing I changed was I screwed the coping at the ends instead of gluing it down.

    • hubi
      hubi Month ago

      Marcel Andre How'd go?

  • Serialistic
    Serialistic 2 months ago +1

    That Endermen kinda scared me ngl

    • AdamDIY
      AdamDIY  Month ago

      Ha ha. That was a build from my other channel.

  • egg with 50000 subcribers challenge YT

    Good job man u helped me i made mine yester day with my dad thank you

  • airicsunn
    airicsunn 2 months ago

    Thanks for this, ended up building one about 2.5ft high. Used iron for the coping, they had metal conduit as well. Id say finding skatelie/hardboard and coping/drill bits will be the hardest part. Ended up using just 1/4'' ply for the top layer, gonna toss some paint on and hope for the best lol. Spent like 100 on ply at the local hardware, could probably go a sheet less on that so say 75, used scrap 2x4s and 2x6s so that was free. Had the tools and bits. So basically the iron coping and 100 in ply for a total of about 125. Not too shabby. Thanks again

  • Trysten Skates
    Trysten Skates 2 months ago

    Wow I rly wish I had this video when I was a kid

  • David Darke
    David Darke 2 months ago

    A 'quarter halfpipe' huh???

    • ronald hickman
      ronald hickman Month ago

      David Darke I kinda freaked too..... but this is for beginners and I have always promoted skateboarding for anyone who qualifies...... hahahaha

  • radicalron65
    radicalron65 2 months ago +1

    This is NOT a quarter pipe .....this is an eighth pipe or a kicker ramp....

  • trunke
    trunke 2 months ago +2

    the worst quarterpipe ever. DO NOT buil a quarterpipe like this for your kids. Danger.

  • Despaceta boi _
    Despaceta boi _ 2 months ago

    This is the best channel on youtube just ever and I sincerely have no idea why but I love it

  • Aexander Garneau
    Aexander Garneau 2 months ago

    Use I wanna 2x4 for the radios not string

  • michael covington
    michael covington 2 months ago +30

    the construction adhesive method for the coping is the same reason I broke my collar bone, drill the hole and make sure they are screwed down. If you are able you can also use a washer bolt and nut to get a better fit. This also helps with removing the coping if it gets damaged. Same thing with attaching the deck. Two bolts on each side with a metal bracket will make your ramp last longer they can be found at Lowes too.

    FAIL FORWARD FAST 2 months ago

    Here is how you build a quarter pipe. Look at the ramp and then build it. Its not rocket sciencr

  • Gavin Nisbet
    Gavin Nisbet 2 months ago

    You dumbass, pvc will not work for coping, you can’t grind on it. Your trucks will just dig into it

  • Alex Milton
    Alex Milton 2 months ago +5

    Awesome ramp! Took a friend and myself about 3 hours to complete, very sturdy awesome ramp, only thing I suggest is to use metal pipe instead of PVC, within 10 minutes of using it we cracked it plus it makes horrible noises with the PVC

    • Alex Milton
      Alex Milton 14 hours ago

      @Sister Tina just over $100

    • Sister Tina
      Sister Tina 14 hours ago

      @Alex Milton how much did it cost you in total?

    • Alex Milton
      Alex Milton Month ago

      @AdamDIY grey! We tried to get everything you used in the video

    • AdamDIY
      AdamDIY  Month ago

      Interesting. Did you use sprinkler (white) PVC or Conduit (grey) PVC?

  • Jared B
    Jared B 2 months ago

    Really awesome build I saved this video and plan on making it once I get moved into my new house and get all my tools together and again nice job!!

  • Gerald Leese
    Gerald Leese 2 months ago

    I work in a plywood mill so I got some nice wood that didn’t quite make select for my sides and top and 6mm factory which is just shy of g1s grade for my ride surface. I didn’t realize how cheap this was going to be to build only 35 bucks worth of plywood used for this

  • Ryan Balara
    Ryan Balara 2 months ago +4

    Where is the 1/8 pipe? I don't see it

  • Gaming_Gamba
    Gaming_Gamba 2 months ago

    How much does this cost

  • Ryan Bell
    Ryan Bell 2 months ago +1

    My youngest and I are making one of these today. I'm planning on adding a stain/sealer to all surfaces(minus the rail). Has anyone here done that? I'm wondering if 1:It was last more than a year and 2: If it would be a good surface for my son to skate on??

    • MPETE1976
      MPETE1976 2 months ago

      Plywood is a short-lived surface for skating. Plywood, especially used outside will not last forever. Rain, humidity, frost, the Sun, fluctuation in temperature, the stress from being bent, flexing and the wear from being skated will cause plywood to chip, delaminate, rot and become soggy. Paint, oil or other coatings will only delay this.

    • Yeetjetsfeet
      Yeetjetsfeet 2 months ago

      Ryan Bell yes that would be a great idea and your son would be able to skate on it but if u want to make it more smooth try using Masonite for a top layer

  • super mario
    super mario 3 months ago +1

    Tell me how to make a tiny skatepark model

    • AdamDIY
      AdamDIY  Month ago

      I've thought about doing that. Probably will.

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker 3 months ago

    what was the canadian brand

  • Elyssa Golivesky-Bloom
    Elyssa Golivesky-Bloom 3 months ago +4

    This was the best video i found on skate ramps. You explained it really well and now I can build one myself

  • Sam Tebbutt
    Sam Tebbutt 3 months ago +1

    For an 8 foot would I just make the 2x4’s bigger

    • MPETE1976
      MPETE1976 2 months ago

      It will flex. When using 2x4, 6 foot sections is as wide as you want to go. For 8' wide use 2x6.

    • RotorKev
      RotorKev 2 months ago

      Sam Tebbutt yes use longer 2x4’s and I would add another transition section in the middle.

  • Its Etube
    Its Etube 3 months ago +1

    I can't afford this I wish wood and tools were free

    • happy pibble
      happy pibble Month ago

      Noah TheSK8ER Then why did skate culture develop and continues to thrive in a capitalist country?

    • Noah TheSK8ER
      Noah TheSK8ER 2 months ago

      Communism is always the answer. Prime example

    • Moot
      Moot 3 months ago

      Its Etube all you need is some screws and a drill. I've picked up a TON of wood for free just taking it from dumpsters, construction sites, free wood piles, alleys, etc. Etc. If you want it that bad you just gotta go out and look for some wood.

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee 3 months ago +4

    Dude I,m sorry but back in my day these were called launch ramps not a quarter pipe , back in my day quarter pipes were well over 8 feet tall & had some vert to them .

    • Kingston Eldridge
      Kingston Eldridge 2 days ago

      Launch ramps don’t have coping (and technically no deck though you can back a deck onto a launch ramp). This is a mellow quarter pipe.

    • Essential Butter
      Essential Butter 2 months ago +1

      wow ur so cool your a really old school skater thats cool. rad dude.

    • Vincent Bosselaar
      Vincent Bosselaar 3 months ago

      Ok nice for u

  • Cheese Square
    Cheese Square 3 months ago +17

    Do not use pvc as coping... use metal

  • Kirk Engnath
    Kirk Engnath 3 months ago +1

    Remind's me of a launch rap I built in Junior High. I had to be portable and was not able to set up a half regretfully.

    • RotorKev
      RotorKev 2 months ago

      Kirk Engnath had a launch about this size when I was a kid to.

  • Casey Jones
    Casey Jones 3 months ago +6

    That deck is not stable at all. Jump on it from the side and the 3 legs will collapse, jump on it from the front and it will slide off and collaspe.

    • Kingston Eldridge
      Kingston Eldridge 2 days ago

      Casey Jones the deck is secured to the ramp with screws through the deck into the 2x4 that is just behind the coping. It won’t be collapsing.

  • joeri183
    joeri183 3 months ago +8

    dude the bottom side of the ramp will not hold up because its not a clean and smooth trancision to the bottom you can hear the sound and the wood will start to break off

    • Big Nog
      Big Nog 2 months ago

      Its not that hard to fix it if there even in that issue

    • Justin Thomsen
      Justin Thomsen 3 months ago

      @Adam Hanrahan probably because iv sold them to skateparks that I ride at and maybe because I sold a few to friends who I go riding with

    • Adam Hanrahan
      Adam Hanrahan 3 months ago +1

      how wood you no

    • Justin Thomsen
      Justin Thomsen 3 months ago +1

      your retarded, iv been building this same ramp for the past like 2 weeks and iv built 4 and sold them, they don't break at all....

  • Kingston Eldridge
    Kingston Eldridge 3 months ago +2

    Enough ply for two ramps by the looks. Or one eight foot wide.

  • StopMotionStudio
    StopMotionStudio 3 months ago +4

    This guy just made this in like 22 minutes