A drumset is made out of 2x4s.  This project was the genesis of my investigation into democratic materials.  In the United States, everyone has access to construction lumber.  

Using 2x4’s, a table saw, and a collection of sanders I wanted to make functional drum shells that could replace a factory manufactured set. I built this drumset for $8.00.  My shells replaced a $450.00 set bought from a Guitar Center.  Never shop at Guitar Center.  Just make things.

No matter who you are, sometimes you need to just rock out on a drum solo to either celebrate your successes or mourn your failures.  Performing a good drum solo can be the perfect compliment or remedy to your day.

Drums made out of 2x4's.

Lawrence, Kansas