Timber Drum

Make beautifully warm percussion music with this wood tongue log drum.
created by

Mitch McMichen

$120.00

created by

Mitch McMichen

read more about the maker

Timber Timbre

Strike some warm, woodsy notes with this hardwood "tongue" log drum. The refined descendant of a resonant hollow log, it offers foolproof percussion pleasure: strike the drum with the included rubber mallets to make six mellow tones that celebrate the timbre of timber. It's impossible to hit a wrong note! Great for drum circles and dabblers alike, this beautifully-crafted oak, ash and birch instrument is built to last. Handmade by Mitch McMichen in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Made in Tennessee

As a teenager, Mitch's interests shifted to making music. His instrument of choice was percussion and drums. Each day after school, he spent hours playing drums. Through college, Mitch not only continued to play drums but also studied classical piano. This training and those endless hours of practice gave him the confidence to leave his hometown in Florida and attempt to "make it" in Nashville, Tennessee. While working his way up as a studio drummer, he noticed that most percussion instruments were mass produced imports with no character or individuality. So he returned to his love of woodworking and began making his own instruments - experimenting and creating new sounds. When some fellow drummers and percussionists began asking for them, too, Mitch knew he was on to something. Eventually he retired from drumming (after earning gold and platinum records for his work with country music artist Brad Paisley) in order to focus on crafting his instruments. What started in a one-car garage has now grown to a small group of dedicated craftsman specializing in these unique instruments. Interesting tidbit: their shop is located in the historical May Hosiery Mill that made the socks for the famed Apollo II astronauts.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
oak wood, birch wood, ash
Measurements
18" L x 5.5" W x 6.5" H
Ingredients
Care
Clean wooden mantle with dry cloth.
Item ID
25080

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UncommonGoodsTimber Drum
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent craftsmanship (7)
  • Great sound (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Home (7)
  • As a toy (3)
  • Jam sessions (3)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3), Experienced (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Would be better with instructions

By 

from Midwest

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice

    Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

    I ordered this on a whim for my son's 17th Birthday. He is a fairly talented musician. The sound of the drum is great, though we seem to have one area that has an issue after it has been played numerous times. I would have given this drum 5 stars, but it doesn't come with any instruction. It is a little disappointing to open it and not really know what to do with it. My son does fiddle around on, but if you aren't musically inclined, you will likely be a little disappointed.

     
    5.0

    Well made

    By 

    from Evanston, IL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Craftsmanship
    • Great Intonation
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As a toy

      Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

      This drum has great sound and is perfect for a small space.

       
      5.0

      Nephew loves it

      By 

      from Bowie, MD

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As a toy
        • Practice

        Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

        Ordered it for the second birthday of our nephew. He loves it and everyone who came to the party had fun playing.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Arrived early in good condition

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really cool sound and product

        By 

        from charlotte, nc

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Craftsmanship
        • Great Intonation
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jam Sessions
          • Performance

          Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

          great size though not lightweight, great sound, well made, really happy with this product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great present for a musician

          By 

          from NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftsmanship
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jam Sessions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

            Great present....my son really likes it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Fun and functional

            By 

            from Arizona

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Craftsmanship
            • Great Intonation
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As a toy
              • Jam Sessions
              • Jst fun

              Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

              Lots of fun and sounds great

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Excellent. Wish there were sheet music for a few basic songs

              By 

              from McKinney Texas

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Craftsmanship
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performance

                Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

                All fine

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                just as expected

                By 

                from philadelphia

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fun
                • Promotes Learning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Home
                  • School

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

                  fun for the whole family

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful instrument

                  By 

                  from Cleveland

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Home

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

                    This is a well crafted beautifully sounding instrument. The tone is rich and soothing.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Drum and great experience

                    By 

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Collector, Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Home
                      • Office

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

                      This drum was gorgeous. It was a gift and our boss thought it was cool.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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