The species of wood used on a drum influences its final overall sound and volume. Most woods are divided into two categories : softwoods and hardwoods.
The typical species for mass produced ply drums manufactured today are Maple, Birch and Mahogany.
By using solid wood for shells we can use a huge variety of woods which gives the ability to produce unique drums with distinct sound and drum shells with natural beauty.
Native wood species include Red Beech, Tawa, Kauri, Rimu, Rewarewa, Rata.
Other species of wood include as Kwila, Jarrah, Oak, Maple, Walnut and Pine.