What's the best wood to use when replacing a section of hari dundun?



What's the best wood to use
when replacing a section of hari dundun?

by Elspeth
(Brisbane)

My Hari shell dundun dropped some white glue and sawdust filler on the inside to reveal borer damage, which was substantial and too big to use filler. What would be a good wood to replace the damaged wood with?


Answer:


Dear Elspeth

It's difficult to advise you without seeing any picture of the damage. But since it's in the interior of the shell and not visible from outside, the type of wood you use shouldn't matter.

If you are worried that a bad choice of wood could affect the sound because the hole is too big, I suggest you talk to a carpenter: Show him your dundun and let him point out a local type of wood with similar color and density to Hare.

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