What to Do With Your Broken Hockey Sticks

September 3, 2007 by Tyler  
Filed under Hockey Columns, Hockey Equipment

With the composite hockey stick becoming common place in today’s game, you might think that there is no use for the old fashioned wooden stick anymore.

If you have ever wondered what you could do with your old broken hockey sticks, I found a couple of ideas that you just might like to try.

You could make a nice park bench like this one on Westham Island in Ladner, Bristish Columbia.

Hockey Stick Bench

If you consider yourself the artistic type, you might like to create some hockey art like this.

Hockey Art

If you’re not quite that creative, I might suggest making a simple hockey stick box like this one.

Hockey Stick Box

Or…if you have a couple of sticks that aren’t broken, you could make one of these nice coat racks.

Hockey Stick Coat Rack

If you find yourself in possession of a huge amount of old wooden sticks and some serious carpentry skills, you should certainly make a wooden lounge chair with a matching ottoman like this one.

Hockey Stick Chair and Ottoman

Now that you have some ideas about how to use your old wooden sticks, you won’t feel so bad when you drop $300.00 on a new composite stick like the Reebok RBK 9K O-Tech!

Of course you could save a few bucks and  pick up a RBK 9K stick for only about $200.00 on Ebay!

Comments

11 Comments on "What to Do With Your Broken Hockey Sticks"

  1. Tyler on Fri, 7th Sep 2007 7:23 pm 

    These are some great ideas, but Toronto fans might prefer to use their old wooden sticks to make a ladder that will help the Leafs climb out of the basement this season!

  2. kyle on Tue, 4th Dec 2007 3:31 pm 

    ya whatever the leafs will make the playoffs this year
    guaranteed

  3. Mark in Minnesota on Wed, 7th May 2008 12:40 pm 

    Hey Kyle, nice prediction GUARANTEED, ey buddy. How’s golf?

  4. Cody on Sat, 29th Nov 2008 11:45 am 

    Where do you get used sticks?????

  5. dabomb on Wed, 25th Feb 2009 8:50 pm 

    your own old sticks duh

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  7. TB on Sun, 18th Oct 2009 11:46 pm 

    In the 70′s my dad used my brothers old wooden hockey sticks as stakes in our garden to tie the tomato plants to. It was pretty cool having Northland and Koho as part of our garden. The home made weighted pucks he made were pretty cool, too. I remember him carving out the center of the puck and then pouring his melted concoction into it. The dents in the wood walls inside our garage were a little deeper than usual, though. Oh, yeah, he also created an ice rink in our backyard that was pretty much the whole width and length of our backyard. You had to really watch out for the birch tree though – it was near where one of the faceoff circles would have been (no, he did not paint lines -that’s why we have imaginations – to visualize it)

    He was the old school hockey Dad every kid should have, back when hockey families were blue collar, and they had used equipment sales at the rink. When I finally found a girls ice hockey league in a town a few miles away, I gladly wore my brothers old hockey equipment, which he got handed down to him from my other brother, who got it used at the used equipment sale at our rink a few blocks away. Snowball fights in the summertime from the shaved snow pile just outside the zamboni door was a cool relief. Then we would run up the dirt piles at the township dpw yard. Great hockey memories.
    Teresa

  8. Samiha on Sun, 25th Oct 2009 4:14 pm 

    Hey, these idea’s are amazingly creative. If only i had enough time!
    But yes, I happen to have a bunch of old sticks kicking around, and I was wondering if anyone knows a place in Toronto where I could donate them? For use or for art sake, it doesn’t matter as long as someone can put them to use… it’d make my day=)

  9. Dave on Wed, 4th Nov 2009 7:00 am 

    Samiha, I am building a box (kind of like a hope chest) out of hockey sticks for my son. I will put your sticks to good use if you want to donate them. I can be reached at diehardleafsfan@live.com

    Dave

  10. jim bob on Thu, 22nd Apr 2010 11:30 am 

    hokcey benches are the bomb

  11. Marsha on Wed, 30th Jun 2010 8:30 pm 

    I was wodering if anyone has any old sticks laying around. I want to make shelves for my 2 year olds room. He is REALLY into hockey but of course being only two he doesnt have any broken sticks yet!! I have looked everywhere even E-Bay. They just have used NHL sticks and want a fortune for them. Please contact me if you do I am willing to pay for the shipping.
    Thanks

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