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Meinl Make Your Own Cajon with Ovangkol Front Plate



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Product Description

Get creative with the Meinl Make Your Own Cajon with Ovangkol Front Plate, a fun project with the reward of a superb instrument at the end of it! If you want to know what it takes to make a professional sound Cajon then the Make Your Own Cajon kit is ideal. Featuring an Ovangkol frontplate and a birch wood body, you can be sure of a wonderfully resonating sound with deep, warm bass tones and cutting snare slaps.

Here's what Meinl say about the Meinl Make Your Own Cajon with Ovangkol Front Plate

Cajons are one of the most popular percussion instruments today. Meinl offers two different assembly sets in their ultimate cajon selection for you to build your own! The MEINL Make Your Own Cajon kit featuring an Ovangkol Wood frontplate accompanies a solid resonating body to deliver superior sound quality as well as a remarkable appearance. Birch wood, one of the most popular woods used in drum set construction, is used to build the resonating body to give warm, deep bass tones and project cutting snare slaps. The kit comes with all the cajon parts and a list of the materials and tools needed to construct it. The instructions will guide you through this fun project, and at the end you will be able to customize the finish of the instrument by adding oil, lacquer, wax, or paint it with an entirely unique design.


  • 1 x assembly instructions in 7 languages
  • 2 x side panels
  • 1 x base panel
  • 1 x top panel
  • 1 x rear panel
  • 1 x playing surface (with MEINL logo)
  • 2 x side battens
  • 1 x base & 1 x top batten
  • 1 x securing batten for the snare
  • 1 x snare
  • 4 x rubber feet
  • 15 x screws 3 x 20 mm (for playing surface)
  • 4 x screws 4 x 15 mm (for rubber feet)
  • 2 x screws 3 x 12 mm (for snare)

Customer Reviews


4 reviews





Roger17th Sep 2021

Great service kit contained very good quality materials it went together well and when finished looked and sounded great.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Mr ANDREW YOUNG24th Oct 2020


Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Dave Woodnutt17th Jan 2016

As a drummer wanting a portable sound for impromptu situations these are great fun and can produce a wide range of sounds at good volume. I tried a mic inside and fed it through the aux channel on my guitar amp. The added volume and reverb gave an even better sound. The kit gives you a good cajon at a realistic price but I found the panels were considerably over sized requiring an awful lot of sanding to get them all level with each other. If I were to build another I would mark and trim the wood with a jig saw first leaving the sanding to a minimum. Two of the internal batons were oversized and had to be cut to fit. The gripes are no big deal but it's not a quick build if you want a nicely finished end product. Beware of creating scratches and gouges during the build as these are highlighted if you use varnish to finish it. I used Ronseal Antique pine, satin finish for a natural look to the white wood.

Trusted Customer20th Feb 2014

Fairly easy to make, finished item is sturdy and looks OK, just got to learn to play it properly.

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