Roll down the sidewalk like you own the town with the retro inspired Skate Crate. Modern design meets the roots of skateboarding! The Skate Crate is a fun and stylish way to get around town, pick up supplies, have fun with friends and family, add an element of retro decor to your home, and even show off your own creative skills!
There are tall crates, small crates, build it yourself crates and lots of fun accessories to get your creative juices flowing. We created the DIY crates as a fun project that also gets you moving. Build it, paint it, sticker it and make it your own. Then roll down to the store or the pub or the park and show it off!
We have big fun in the works right now - a new video series to help inspire your DIY spirit - so look for those coming soon and we'll look forward to seeing what you come up with!
About the Founders:
Dave Bergthold’s love of all things skateboarding drove him to start Blockhead Skateboards out of his parents Nor Cal garage in 1985. The iconic 80's brand sponsored a whole gang of notable skateboarders including Rick Howard, Steve Berra, Jeremy Wray, Omar Hassan, Jason Dill, Laban Pheidias, Rick Jaramillo, Jim Gray, Sam Cunningham and Ron Cameron. Blockhead has been kept alive since then with limited-edition decks, tees and re-releases of the classic videos.
Dave’s passion for creating and building started when his Grandfather helped him build his first skateboard out of an old salvaged post office shelf at 10 years old. Dave went on to build the world famous “Blockhead Ramp” among many other structures and then was the creative director on FUEL TV’s Built to Shred for 5 seasons.
The first attempt at a Skate Crate started in 2004 when Dave was looking for something fun to do for his brother's bachelor party. The crew wanted to do a pub crawl in Los Angeles and instead of driving around they spent the day building their own mode of transportation and then took to the streets of LA. Fast forward a few years and Dave looked to the roots of skateboarding to find a fun father-son project and activity that he, his wife, and their then 6 year old son could share. Some Skate Crates were cut, glued, nailed and painted in the garage and those would serve as the first prototypes for the new business venture. Skate Crate was founded in 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign and we will always be thankful to all the dreamers and supporters who helped make this dream a reality!