Handmade Skateboard

Meet Matt Berger, the SK8Maker


The Handmade Skateboard

Give a kid a skateboard, she rides for a month. Teach a kid to build a skateboard, she rides for a lifetime.

You've heard us going on and on about The Handmade Skateboard (...selling very well, by the way; thanks for your help!) but we haven't formally introduced you to the author, Matt Berger.  He's the founder of SK8Makers and we go way back to our time together at the Taunton Press.  When it was time to write a skateboard book, he was the perfect man for the job and we're privileged to be working with him.

Read more about Spring House Press author, Matt Berger...

Listen to Matt Berger, author of The Handmade Skateboard, on the Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast

We were stoked to recently have Matt Berger, founder of SK8Makers and author of The Handmade Skateboard, appear on the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast to discuss his new book, making skateboards, and -- of course -- woodworking.  The MWA, led by Chris Adkins, Dyami Plotke and Tom Iovino, is a great organization working to connect the woodworking community so it can share its knowledge and love of the craft.  Go vis

Check out the podcast here:  Matt Berger Podcast on the MWA

Spring House Press featured in the August 4th issue of Publisher's Weekly!

We recently had the privilege of being included in the August 4th Publisher's Weekly  feature article, Courting New Enthusiasts for Classic Pastimes.  The article, written by Gwenda Bond, highlighted how the maker movement is influencing the publishing programs of hobby and craft publishers.  Our upcoming The Handmade Skateboard was included in the piece (with cover!)  along with mention of two additional titles targeting the maker movement: The Uke Book Illustrated and The Tinkering Woodworker.  A great piece of publicity in a very influential trade magazine...we definitely owe Gwenda a beer.