My work to restore these antique drums comes also from my love for music and drumming. I typically look for drums that are at the end of there road and bring them back to life with full restorations, and give them a fresh look and integrity in hopes they'll last another generation.
Vintage Champion marching drum, restored, custom painted and converted to what I refer to as a cocktail table. Have a drink, relax and get primal. Drumstick legs turned on a lathe and a removable glass top make this a playable instrument. SOLD
This is a vintage Ludwig marching snare. Had some mild staining in midsection of drum, so I primed and painted over stains of Mahogany shell. I went for a earthy, organic design and did some floral scrollwork on drum. Earthy colors of blues and greens go so well with the rich Mahogany wood. $475.00
I wanted a softer side to this drum and went with a floral pattern. I just went for it and did this free hand with paint markers with no sketches prior. Just breathed and let it flow.
Vintage Ludwig marching drum, restored, custom painted and converted to what I refer to as a cocktail table. Have a drink, relax and get primal. Drumstick legs turned on a lathe and a removable glass top make this a playable instrument. SOLD
This is a custom snare drum that I currently play. It is a 12 ply maple drum, stained red. I painted raven scenes between each set of lugs. This is my first drum I've designed and built. It's a very fun and meticulous process, but not actually very hard...I would encourage other drummers to build a drum.
Other side 3 panels on snare drum.
1930s Ludwig children's drum restored with original hide head. Fully restored drum. Having original hide head makes this drum not a "player", as the hide is fragile. I made a stand of steam bent white oak and floral petals with a lathe turned centerpiece and gold gilded medallions to hold the drum and expose its delicacy. One could replace head and play drum. $1,200.00
This is a Mahogany drum from the 1930's era. I turned this into a table, with a wooden "head" and put a Juniper base on it. Drum is complete with original hardware complete with original snares underneath. SOLD