After seeing a musician playing cajon at a farmer’s market last weekend, I decided that I needed one too! I had been looking to buy a hand drum and the cajon stood out to me for its distinct bass and snare voices.
I’m always looking for a good deal so assembling my own cajon from a kit was the way to go. I found the Sela Bausatz cajon with a bass sound I liked and a snare construction that was solid. After following the instructions from kit and drilling a few holes -> TADA!
Here’s my cajon:
The wood required a little finishing though. For the birch shell I used a fast-drying polyurethane and for the front panel (the tapas) I used a few coats of danish oil. Wood is complicated!