Let me share my French project. I'm in the process of making a new Stave Snare in solid Pear Tree wood. I do not know how it's going to sound but this wood seems to be very interesting. For right now, only the shell has been made take a look here :
I'd go for a classic Tube lugs and a Gibraltar Deluxe strainer. For the hoops, I'm going to get some S hoops.