we love drums

Our drums have shared the stage with and/or grace the collections of drummers playing with One Republic, Styx, Big and Rich, Luke Bryan, Saliva, Arlo Guthrie, Marty Stewart, Jeremy Camp, Neil McCoy, Dwight Yoakam, Toby Mack, Kelsea Ballerini, Shane and Shane, Casting Crowns, and Mandisa, Vince Gill and many others..

At Outlaw Drums, we specialize in crafting stunning custom drums from reclaimed wood that is over 200 to 600 years old. This wood is sourced from barns, gyms, historic homes, decommissioned bridges, and fallen trees, ensuring that all of our drums are a true one-of-a-kind work of art. We are passionate about making these beautiful drums with care and love.

Our course provides you with the knowledge and skills to build custom drums according to your preferences. You'll be free to choose the type of wood, hardware, finish, and other components that suit your desired sound and aesthetic.

Hands-On Experience: Our course offers practical, hands-on learning opportunities. You'll have the chance to work with drum-building tools, techniques, and materials under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Quality Control: By learning to build your drums, you have complete control over the quality of the instrument. You can ensure that each component is assembled correctly and fine-tuned, producing a high-quality drum that meets your expectations.

Cost Savings: Building your drums can be more cost-effective than purchasing a pre-made drum. Our course will teach you how to source affordable materials without compromising on quality, saving you money in the long run.

Custom Sound: Each drum you build can be customized to produce a unique sound that suits your style. You'll learn about different shell construction techniques, drumhead selection, and other factors that influence the drum's overall sound.

Personal Satisfaction: Building your own drum is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. The sense of accomplishment you'll feel when playing an instrument, you've assembled with your hands is unparalleled.

7 Knowledge Expansion: Our course will expand your understanding of drum construction, including the science behind sound production and the mechanics of drum hardware. This knowledge can enhance your overall appreciation and enjoyment of drumming.

Repair and Maintenance Skills: Learning to build drums also equips you with the skills to repair and maintain your instruments. You'll gain valuable knowledge on troubleshooting common drum issues and making necessary adjustments.

Creative Outlet: Drum building allows you to express your creativity and individuality. You can experiment with different finishes, designs, and customizations, making each drum a unique piece of art.

Potential Business Opportunity: If you have a passion for drum building, our course can provide the foundation to start your own drum-building business. You can turn your hobby into a fulfilling and potentially lucrative career.

Reasons why choosing our drum building course can be a great decision:


“I’ve learned more in a week than I had in my whole life about Drum building,