Kit: Build Your Own Frame Drum

AU $100.00AU $214.00

Same day dispatch

Looking to make your own shamanic frame drum? This kit gives you everything you need to build a medicine drum using traditionally-inspired techniques.
Comes with an XL Indo goat skin (for medium and large kits) or standard Indo goat skin (for small kits), Frame drum hoop, and optional soft mallet or padded cotton bag.

What’s the best skin thickness?
For the best resonance we recommend medium thin skins for small and medium sized frames, and Medium skins for the large & XL frames


More Details

This kit includes:
1 x Frame Drum Hoop in your choice of size.
The outside and 1st inside hoop are made from teak wood ,The 2nd inside hoop is made from meranti wood.
1 x XL Indo Goat Skin for medium and large kits, or 1 x Standard Indo goat skin for small kits, in your choice of thickness.

Optional Add ons:
Soft Mallet for Frame Drum
Padded Cotton bag

Cut the skin to the desired size, and cut strips from the remaining skin to secure the disc to the frame in the traditional method.

The Frame Drum is one of the oldest known musical instruments; it is reputed by some to be the first skin drum to exist. They are used across the world on all kinds of ceremonies and other occasions.

Small:  30cm x 6cm | Medium : 42cm  x 6cm | Large : 50cm  x 7cm | XL: 60cm x 8cm
Check out our ready-made shamanic frame drums here.
Explore the rest of our frame drum collection.

The difference in pitch (note) between the sizes: As a rule –  The larger the drum, the larger the bass resonance. If you’re looking for a deep and rich bass note then go for the Large or (even better) the XL. The XL especially, has a bass note that you will feel right through your body.

Check out the video below to help you make your drum!
Feel free to get in touch with us with any question.