man, how am i gonna describe this one?!?
ok, it's a little coffee table/side table made out of an old 20" birch bass drum and a bunch of used drum sticks. oh, and with storage. i guess that sums it up...
i work pretty exclusively in reclaimed and salvaged goods and my all time favorite materials to work with are musical instruments and accessories that are no longer well suited for making music. (my real job is as a professional musician, btw, so i don't take hacking up instruments lightly).
this bass drum was originally a student-grade kick that never sounded real good. after some of its parts went to repairing a better drum, i thought this little guy could settle into his retirement years as a table.
i removed the stained and ugly outer skin, shellacked the birch shell, cut the top off and put it inside the drum as a nice, curved shelf, held in by cut used drum sticks. all the hardware i still had was put back in place. cut drum sticks were inserted into the foot holes to keep him from rolling away.
and the top? my good friend, pro drummer and namesake of this table, donny (http://www.facebook.com/donnydrums), saves all his used and broken drumsticks for me. i built a frame and inlayed his discarded sticks into it for a nice, unique top. the surface is cool. you can spin the sticks around in there and it's still totally safe to set a full wine glass on there!
the frame was stained black, "aged" and finished with shellac. screw holes were plugged with drum stick tips. all the sticks are au natural. all in all, 34 sticks were used in this table.
"donny" stands 16" tall and has a top of about 14" X 19". the real donny is a little taller.
thanks for looking!