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Los Altos resident Tait Detro, right, and Margot Czeropski are slated to launch Potaito Boards, a skateboarding company that features environmentally friendly and locally sourced products.
A new company is rolling out a product lineup that turns one person’s scraps into another’s skateboard. Potaito Boards – made of locally sourced, reclaimed wood – launches Nov. 15.
Los Altos resident Tait Detro spent his childhood sculpting and molding wood cabinets with his father, Tod, owner of Palo Alto-based Knotty Hole Woodworks. Noticing the discarded scraps, Detro – an avid skateboarder – began collecting the high-quality but oddly shaped pieces. Instead of being tossed or turned into mulch, he upcycled the wood.