woodland percussion snare drums


     Woodland Percussion prides itself in the attention to detail incorporated in our handcrafted stave snare drums. Stave drums are designed specifically to resonate and vibrate as naturally as possible, creating rich tones and strong projection. This process is unlike typical modern drum shells, fabricated with either ply construction (thin sheets of wood bonded with glue and pressed into a cylinder) or steam bent (a single piece of wood heated and curved under stress). Stave shells consist of vertically oriented blocks that are beveled and glued to create a cylinder. Allowing the grain to run in its natural direction and the staves bonded without any unnecessary stress plays a significant roll in achieving this superior sound. We currently offer a number of features and size options allowing musicians to not only design their ultimate dream snare, but a functional work of art as well. Please take a moment to look through the catalog below and allow your imagination to run wild. If you have any questions regarding our drum kits please drop us a note and we'll be happy to assist you.

Please note the addition of some available options may increase the final cost. 


Available Wood Species

Woodland Percussion snares are currently offered in the following wood species.

Select each wood type to view its tonal characteristics. 


Available Snare Sizes

Available Shell Thicknesses 

All Woodland Percussion snares are available in the following shell thicknesses. The thickness of the shell greatly affects the drum's fundamental pitch and tone. This, in conjunction with the selected wood species' tonal characteristics will play a part in creating the unique sound you wish to achieve.        


Available Finishes 

Woodland Percussion snares are available in many beautiful finishes. Samples of each finish option currently offered are provided below. Please note that not all finish options are compatible with every available wood species due to their natural color, grain structure, etc.   



Available on Maple, Birch, and European Beech


     All distressed finishes are available in a combination of any paint and stain color currently offered. Please note that the base color can be a paint or stain but the top color can only be a paint. A few examples of our unique distressed finishes are shown below.


 Hardware Colors

     All standard hardware is available in Chrome, Black Chrome, and Brass unless specified otherwise.



     All Woodland Percussion snares and drum kits come standard with Tube Lugs. We feel this lug style compliments our snares perfectly due to their low profile design and classy appearance. Two lug layouts are currently offered:

  • Single Row (compatible with all depths)

woodland percussion oak stave snare drum midnight black 14 inch
  • Double Row (6" and deeper)

We also offer the Sphere Lugs by Humble Lugs

as a stylish alternative. These lugs are currently

available in Chrome and Black Chrome.




Throw offs & Butt plates 

Select each photo for additional information




Ordering Information

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit that will be invoiced to you after receipt of your order submission, as well as a shipping quote. Remaining balance is due upon completion. Please note some custom options will be an additional charge. 

Please read our policies page prior to placing your order. Feel free to contact us any time with any questions regarding any of our products or ordering process, thanks!