Hey Oc, Not to steal business from Greenlight, but there is a great thread somewhere on here... I think it's under home depot board. The person who posted did a great job going through with photo evidence on how to make a black for cheap from materials at Home Depot. I think it's under Home Depot Board Build or something. Anyway check that out.. Thats what I based my free wooden pallet stand off of for the few boards I have crafted. Also, just remember if it floats with you on it, it will surf... Maybe not well, but it will surf. Have fun and good luck! If you do end up making a shape post it up.