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Old 12-18-2011, 12:28 PM
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Default D.I.Y. canister throne

I always wanted a canister throne: a hardware case that matches drum set finish. The bad news were that they cost lots of money for a seat with standard height, at least Ludwig's. So I thought of doing it myself in some affordable way. A light bulb shined inside my head:
I had an old 12" bar stool's seat from a friend, I found a PVC water pipe in garbage of same diameter that was cut to the height I wanted, 19,5". The bottom was made of cheap pinewood, the aluminium profiles are from a local kitchen forniture factory, the latches came from a local hardware store...and the wrapping (here is where most of money went) was ordered online. It was hard to find a close Gretsch WMP pattern, but I found it. The seat was re-upholstered. So...voilą: here is a Ludwig style canister throne. I'd like to drill a breath hole when I get the grommet (I forgot add one in shopping cart with the wrapping, and now does not worth pay shipping just for one). Here are the pics. Hope you like it.

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Old 12-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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Nice project morguis. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:49 PM
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great job, very cool
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:51 AM
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That looks wonderful! Great job! That's the great thing about canister thrones is you can make them out of anything as they don't have to sound good.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:01 PM
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Very impressive.. nice work! .. wow, even matching wrap.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:14 AM
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You guys are the most creative DIY'ers around! Nice Job!
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:44 PM
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Just find 10", 12", 14", 16" wide water pipes, spare hoops and lugs and you're in business!!
Don't forget matching wrap!
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:41 PM
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Wow, that is way cool. You should add this to the DIY hardware/mods thread.

I would imagine the plastic pipe would be heavy as I have made cases from that. But it is also pretty strong. How do you keep from scratching it?
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:49 PM
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That is seriously impressive. It looks very professional and the upholstery on the seat is just superb. Great work.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:19 PM
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...How do you keep from scratching it?
Yes, it's heavier than wood. That is why it travels on wheels. Take a look at last picture and you'll see the throne inside a Postal Service bag to keep it from scratching. Thank you all, guys, but this job was pretty easy.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:31 PM
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...i love the idea of building a canister throne for the sheer stability of it. any wobble on a drum throne whatsoever and i'm immediately uncomfortable. sure if it's a quick hop on someone's drums for something and they're kind enough to lend me there throne well then whatever. but on my own kit, where i practise, i want zero throne-wobble. Maximum stability. the canister thrones offer that plus that height that i personally prefer.

...EVERYTIME someone says ''oh i just made one with some water pipe i found'' - how do you just find a 12" wide water pipe?

...i've contacted a few online stores on google and from what i can see they don't sell'em in anything like small enough quantity to use for this purpose. i'm talking about in the UK if that helps matters. places advertised stuff as ''from £4.99''...only for me to call up and find it works out at £4.99 per metre of 12" tubing - when you buy 100 metres of it.
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Seriously cool. Great job!
If it was easy, that's doubly good!
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