Since I like to work with my hands, eventually I decided to try making my own drums. With the woodworking guidance from my dad, who builds furniture as a hobby, and after seeking out the perfect balance between sound and aesthetics, I launched Boxed Music.

When I tell people I make drums, they often get a mental picture that doesn’t fit. Seeing my product sometimes only makes it more confusing. One person thought I’d forgotten to add strings. I try to construct my drums with a simple beauty that both a musician and an art collector can appreciate. And while I’m making them, I sometimes keep beat at my workbench with wrenches and mallets. Because the way I see it, there’s potential for music everywhere. And sometimes, in the most unlikely places, there is a drum.