Treasure in disguise From Church Pew to Drum Set

From Church Pew to Drum Set

We would love to build a one of a kind drum kit from wood that is special to your congregation or from the pews we salvaged from an old church in Calhoun, GA.  These kits not only have a rich, spiritual history attached to them; they also sound amazing! Contact us at 229-347-2853 or email us at

Outlaw Drums has distinguished itself from other drum companies through their use of recycled wood to build their classic drums. DSC_5031
Instead of cutting down trees at a time where it is critical for the world to become more eco friendly, Outlaw Drums uses old buildings, structures, or any other wood they can find that is no longer used or needed, and turns them into their classic drums.  As they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and this is nothing short of the inspiration on which Outlaw Drums functions. This method of using recycled wood isn’t just environmentally friendly, rather, the aged wood allows for the grains of the wood to tighten up making for a beautiful and unique sound with each drum built.  Every piece of wood used it unique and has its own story, thus, once built into a drum, that uniqueness is carried over to the drum, giving it a one of a kind voice and story that is different from every other drum in the world.

DSC_5002            In 2015 Outlaw Drums took this concept to another level when Gillionville Baptist Church in Albany, GA was in need of a drum set for the worship services. That’s when Michael Outlaw took old church pew that came from a church in Calhoun County GA, and with a lot of hard work and some incredible skills, Mr. Outlaw turned that old pew into a gorgeous one of a kind Outlaw Drum set. That same drum set is now used at the Gillionville BaptisIMG_1261t Church and Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 9.51.08 PMallowed another opportunity to serve!  Click on the link below to see the beautiful rejuvenation and Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 9.49.51 PMtransformation of this old church pew into a gorgeous one of a kind Outlaw Drum set.  Watch Michael Outlaw as he removes 30 year old gum from the pew and create a work of art for Gillionville Baptist Church!


Things you can expect from ordering a custom snare

Things you can expect from ordering a custom snare. Michael Outlaw handcrafts each drum at Outlaw Drums, rest assured, you are getting a superior percussion instrument. DSC_0010There are many steps to the process, which you are allowed to be a part of. During the build, at least 4-6 different photos will be taken, and emailed to you, the customer, during different steps in the process. FullSizeRender 3
You will be able to watch your drum as it unfolds from the structure to raw, rough cut boards, FullSizeRender-1 3bringing it all together as if you are helping in the shop.IMG_4990A sIMG_5013 2mall bottle of the original saw dust from your drum will be included. Hand signature and date is written on the inside of the drum. Before any drum ships it is built, tuned, and played DSC_8325by Michael Outlaw himself to make sure you are getting that “vintage Outlaw sound” he is known for, that “fat and punchy sound with a nice pitch bend in the sustain”, IMG_5605according to Modern Drummer’s own Michael Dawson. Rest assured, you have a lifetime warranty on hardware, drum shells, other than abuse or neglect.IMG_5534.JPG  Finally, you are followed up with a call or email to make sure you are happy with your new instrument.DSC_8339