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
Care
Clean wooden mantle with dry cloth.
Item ID
25080

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5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent craftsmanship (5)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Interactive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Home (7)
  • Jam sessions (3)
  • Office (3)
  • School (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11)

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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

     
    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
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      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
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        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
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          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
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              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
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah
                 
                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
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Quality workmanship

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                  from Colonie, NY

                  About Me Collector, Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • School

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

                    Gave this to my significant other (a drummer & massage therapist) who absolutely loved everything about it. Beautiful sound quality and expressive nature of the item appeals to those musically inclined and those who wish they were!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah
                     
                    5.0

                    The Beat Goes On

                    By 

                    from Leavenworth, KS

                    About Me Wife

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Musical
                    • Satisfying

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Timber Drum:

                      My husband, who is a jazz enthusiast and reviewer, is always drumming on things, so I thought this gift was a natural fit, and I was right.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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