December 3, 2011 on 1:09 am
Did you know that you can use Native American drums for rustic tables in your home? These large drums can make unique coffee or side tables and add a rustic type of charm at the same time. They will pair beautifully with your southwestern style home decor and make a bold and stunning accent in any room of your house. Your friends and neighbors will surely notice and ask where you came up with such a great decorating idea. If you are looking for an unusual way to bring something special into your home, consider decorating with these unique Native American drums.
Indian drums are definitely one of the most common and most important Native American musical instruments. They are a relatively simple instrument to make, but the simplicity does not take away anything from the power that this musical instrument holds for the Native American people. A hollowed out log or a wooden frame is made to be used as the drum’s outer surface. Then the open ends of the frame are covered by a high quality, fine leather. Many times, elk or buckskin is used. Once the end of the drum is covered by leather, it is fastened to the frame tightly. After it dries, the drum is ready to use.
Native American drums are found in many different sizes and shapes. Some are typically quite large. Often you will find drums that measure as much as two or three feet in diameter. This size makes a wonderful drum table for near a couch or bed. Continue looking until you find a drum that you especially admire and one that will meet your needs. When using Indian drums for rustic tables, it is important to find a drum that is large enough for your needs without overpowering your available space.
If you are planning on using a drum as a table in your home, you need to consider where the drum will be placed and what it will be used for. If you plan on placing heavy items on the drum you need to be sure that it is strong enough to support them. This is especially important to consider if you are thinking about using a used or an antique drum in your home. Be sure the drum is sturdy enough before placing fragile items on top.
Side tables in the form of a drum can be used in non traditional ways. A Native American drum makes an awesome side table in your home. Using Native American drums as rustic tables in your home is a great way to bring traditional Indian elements into your space in a new and creative fashion.