Participating in a board sport has long been a way for dudes to conquer the asphalt jungle, rule the snowiest steeps, and be king of the beach, even though it's incredibly difficult to breathe while planking in the ocean. For furniture created thanks to those other, less popular board sports, check out J Ryde Visuals.
JRV was born when a recent ex-Washingtonian needed somewhere to sit, and so combined reclaimed building materials with used snowboards, skateboards, and the occasional (likely un-ridden) street sign to create striking tables and chunky modern chairs, which he claims act as a "playful storyboard of human activity", and also, “tables and chairs”. Sitters begin with Adirondack-y skate-built numbers with decks serving as multicolored, appealingly worn slats and arms, while snowboard jams have a mid-century mod feel thanks to a frame made of polished aluminum c-channel, although it’s unclear how a TV network devoted to Mr. Thomas Howell’s films can support itself, let alone your body weight. JRV also offers a skate-chair-matching coffee table with scuffed graphics (no coasters necessary!), and will give your lamps/books/Franklin Mint Teddy Bear Picnic collectible plate set a classy place to rest with bedside tables made from snowboards (or roadsigns) with aggressive art from brands like Burton -- buy it as a gift now, to avoid having a Nightmare Before Christmas.
Because this is Portland, he also makes a line of jacked-up "freak bikes", including super-tall double-decker numbers that somehow ride like they’re on rails, which incidentally, you should never plank on...even if you're crazy board.