I’ve finally put the diy cajon drum build process in a single post which now includes a demo video.
*** Now updated for single page view and video demo. ***
For my next project I decided to make a lap sized cajon. I’d seen a smaller flatter Cajon in Cuba which looked pretty handy and I’m aware that Meinl make a good looking Bongo Cajon.
As requested here are some much larger pictures of my diy Cajon.
The next part of my diy cajon project was working out how to get a good snare sound on the drum. I purchased a 12″ snare off the web from Thomann which I planned to string across the drum.
Continuing my diy cajon project I have now cut the front and back side of the drum. The front side is made of 3mm plywood and the back 6mm. For the back of the drum I have cut two 70mm diameter sound holes. Ideally I would have gone with the one diameter 140mm hole but didn’t have a large enough hole cutter.