If you want a complete custom experience, we can build your drums from any workable dry lumber you send us. If you have something that came from your grandmother’s porch or swing that has sentimental value (Click HERE for the wood requirements), we can build you a perfect percussion instrument! This company was founded on the concept that instead of using all new wood, we search and find old reusable wood. This practice saves trees, customizes your look and a gives you a unique sound that’s yours for life. Additionally, we strive to match our service with the quality of our drums. Your experience with Outlaw Drums will meet all of your expectations.
OUTLAW DRUMS USES OLD TIME CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH MODERN TOOLS. WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF BRINGING THIS ANCIENT WOOD BACK TO LIFE, WHICH WOULD BE OTHERWISE DESTROYED!
SPECIALIZING IN 200-600 YEAR OLD WOOD RECLAIMED FROM TOBACCO BARNS, GYMNASIUMS, PLANTATION HOUSES, AND OLD BRIDGES. FIRST WE DISASSEMBLE THE STRUCTURE (CHECKING ALL BOARDS WITH METAL DETECTORS IN THE PROCESS), THEN SURFACE PLANING OR EXFOLIATING THE ANCIENT WOOD, THEN DRIED IN A KILN FOR WEEKS. AFTER ALL THIS IS DONE, THEN AND ONLY THEN DO WE START THE BUILDING PROJECT. THE AMERICAN WOOD REBORN SERIES IS HANDCRAFTED AND DESIGNED TO HIGHLIGHT OLD NAIL HOLES, SAW KERFS, SPOTS IN THE WOOD THAT WERE STAINED FROM YEARS OF TOBACCO LEAVES OR WHERE OIL RAN DOWN AND DRIPPED ON THE FLOOR FOR YEARS FROM A MILL. ON SOME APPLICATIONS WE LEAVE THE ORIGINAL NAILS IN THE DRUMS AND ON SOME OCCASIONS USE THE ORIGINAL BOLT HOLES FOR VENTING. OUR CRAFTSMEN ARE ARTISTS THAT SEE WITH MORE THAN THEIR EYES. EACH PIECE OF WOOD IS STUDIED TO LAY OUT THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION THAT MATCHES PERFECTLY. EACH DRUM KIT IS A UNIQUE WORK OF ART. TO SAY YOUR DRUM KIT WAS AN OLD BARN IS KIND OF COOL IN ANYONES BOOK.