Easy To Make Plywood Bongo Drums
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BONGO CAJON I received an email from Ted Derryberry recently showing me a plywood cajon he made for his percussionist friend.I made a regular cajon a few years ago, but had never heard of a bongo version.
As with its larger, deeper sounding cousin, cajones are traditionally made with plywood, and have a thin tapa (top) made from 1/8″ plywood which acts as a drum head.Some, such as the one Ted made, include snares inside that press against the tapa.
I left them out of mine.WOOD If you have trouble finding 1/8″ plywood, it is often sold at lumberyards as a 'door skin', and I presume is used to dress up a drab door.I have also found small sheets of thin plywood at some craft stores.
You will only need a piece that is about 7″ x 16″.And if you have no luck finding 1/8″ ply, I suspect 1/4″ ply would sound pretty good.In larger cajones, the thin plywood flexes to allow for a deeper sound.
I used 1/2″ plywood for the rest of the drum.It's sturdy, yet lightweight.CONSTRUCTION I jointed my pieces together with rabbets on the edges of the front and back, into which the sides fit....