So the 8″ deep snare is sanded up and ready for finish. I used quarter sawn white oak to help take some of the brightness out of the sound, and accentuate the low frequencies. What a beautiful wood. I can’t wait to see the grain come to life after the finish goes on. I’m also experimenting with a different snare bed on this drum as well. I’ll expand on that in a later post if it works the way I hope.