Handcrafted Eco-Friendly Surf Inspired
Located in Ventura California, Westside Boards handcrafts eco-friendly, surf-inspired furniture & bodysurf handplanes.
We originally started six years ago with an idea for a fun and fashionable growth chart for our oldest daughter. Since then, we’ve combined function and style with the art of board building to make practical surf themed products.
We take pride in quality craftsmanship with less impact on the environment. All of our boards are made from wood that is either reclaimed (recycled) or comes from a sustainably managed forest. This in turn helps to prevent damage to eco-systems, watersheds, and other forest values and allows us to meet the social, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations.
Our handplanes are among the most eco-friendly on the market. Made from sustainable wood, our boards can be recycled or better yet turned into organic matter long after its usefulness has passed. The wood we use in our handplanes comes from trees that can help to prevent damage to eco systems. They will absorb 10 times more CO2 than any other tree species. When the tree is cut down for harvesting, it will regrow from the stump leaving the root system intact. Each tree can regrow 4-6 times.
Our furniture boards are a great, stylish addition to any room in your home. Popular with beach enthusiasts, each board is personally handcrafted from quality, sustainable wood.
All of our boards are finished with a high quality, non-toxic, low-VOC, water-based finish. The premium finishes we use are made of whey, a natural, renewable resource and by-product of the dairy industry (specifically of cheese making). Simply put, our finishes turn a by-product into a new natural product and does not have the toxic chemicals of other petroleum and oil based finishes. It also contains 25% less VOC than other water-based finishes.