All our shells are premium sourced wood and can be bought off the shelf as is to build yourself or to form a Wooden Roots custom built drum. This is an ideal opportunity to build your dream drum from scratch. You will pick the rope colour and skin type. You can ensure at this point how your bearing edge is formed for example. You can choose your type of cradles and hitches and heading style i.e. skin cut or folded over. You may want to add a rubber bottom to protect your drum and finally add tack work embellishments to bling out your djembe and truly make it your own!