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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1.

    What do you make?

    Nordic produces unfinished drum shells and custom plywood from raw materials in our Minneapolis workshop.

  • 2.

    WHAT KIND OF FINISHES DO YOU OFFER?

    Nordic does not offer "finished" drums, only raw shells and plywood for drum manufacturers.

  • 3.

    WHY ARE THE SHELLS RAW/UNFINISHED?

    The shells are cut to size but are not sanded. Shells are shipped raw to keep our prices competitive and to also allow the drum builder to finish as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from manufacturing, both which can be easily removed when sanding for your unique finish.

  • 4.

    WHY ARE THERE NO PRICES LISTED?

    Because wood is a commodity, the price fluctuates constantly. Our pricing changes often to reflect our costs on the raw materials. Inquire about specific combinations and custom orders and we will be happy to provide more accurate pricing.

  • 5.

    DO I HAVE TO BE A DRUM MANUFACTURER TO ORDER?

    Absolutely not. In fact, we sell to many hobbyists and beginners alike. However, keep in mind that if you have a very small order it may take a little longer to enter the production queue.

  • 6.

    DO YOU MAKE RE-RINGS?

    Yes, we offer 6 ply maple rings, but do not install them. Contact us for pricing.

  • 7.

    DO YOU MAKE WOOD HOOPS?

    Nordic currently makes cold pressed wood hoops as custom orders only. Stay tuned for exciting hoop updates coming soon!

  • 8.

    CAN YOU CUT THE BEARING EDGES?

    Nordic does not currently cut bearing edges, but will soon. Please check back often or sign up for our newsletter for up-to-date information regarding our services.

  • 9.

    CAN YOU DRILL THE HOLES FOR ME?

    Nordic does not currently drill holes in the shells, but will soon. Please check back often or sign up for our newsletter.

  • 10.

    HOW MUCH IS AN INLAY?

    Nordic does not currently produce inlay custom drums, but may soon. Please check back often or sign up for our newsletter.

  • 11.

    WILL YOU SHIP OVERSEAS?

    Yes! We'll work with you to figure out the best and cheapest way to get you the shells you need.