We source the highest grade woods available in the industry.


By starting with a top-tier raw ingredient, we produce the world's best drum shells and premium plywood for percussion manufacturers around the world.

People are increasingly interested in where products come from, how they are made, and the footprint they leave behind. This is evidenced by the fact that eco-credentials are playing a larger role in consumer and business buying decisions on products across the board. And Nordic Drum Shells is no different; we purchase only from FSC-certified veneer companies from all over the world, to ensure a sustainable world for all.


Wood types

We break wood types down into three main categories. The list below is not exhaustive, so if you’re looking for a Premium wood not listed, get in touch! Also, we regularly have access to exclusive, rare woods from around the world, so check back often for early access to our stock.

Nordic standard in-stock woods

  • Ash

  • Birch

  • Cherry

  • Mahogany

  • Maple

  • Poplar

  • Walnut

Premium - check for availability

  • Bamboo

  • Bird’s Eye Maple

  • Black Limba

  • Bubinga

  • Curly Maple

  • Fiddleback Hickory

  • Hickory

  • Oak

  • Red Gum (figured)

  • Red Oak

  • Sapele Pommele

  • Tigerwood

  • Waterfall Bubinga

  • Wenge

  • Zebrawood

If you don't find something that tickles your fancy, or have a specific wood in mind, let us know and we'll source it for you.