Stave Shells

Stave Drum Shells are made from solid Hardwood cut
and machined into Staves, glued at their bevelled edges
and machined round, inside and out on a lathe.

We do all lathe work in house by hand so can offer any
particular size requirement you may have.
Thin shell with integral support rings or thick shell with no rings
( or anything in between!)
We can also offer any external contouring details to the shell.
The number of Staves per shell is determined by the
diameter of drum and number of lugs required.
For instance a 14” diameter snare drum with 10 lugs,
requires 20 Staves in order for the lug positioning
to be centred at each location.

We have Stave shells ready to dispatch in our Webstore,
or if you prefer you can contact by phone or email to purchase.
We can send any shell with your preferred Bearing edge
and Snare Beds or if you wish to do this yourself
we can send Straight cut ready for edging.
The shells are ready for finishing, alternatively we can
finish the shell with Stain and Oil, or simply oiled.

The  timber selection shown highlights some of the popular
wood choices for Stave Shells, If you dont see
what your looking for, just let us know what you would like
and we'll try and source for you.

Walnut Stave Shell
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Oak Stave Shell
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Ash Stave Shell
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American Black Walnut

English Oak

American Ash

Maple Stave Shell
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Cherry Stave Shell
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Purpleheart Stave Shell
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Hard Rock Maple

Cherry

Purpleheart

Wenge Stave Shell
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Elm Stave Shell
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Sapele Stave Shell
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Wenge

Elm

Sapele

Padauk Stave Shell
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Beech Stave Shell
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Zebrano Stave Shell
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Padauk

Beech

Zebrano

 

 

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