So about that drum riser…

A few readers have asked us about what we used to make the drum platform.
So here’s what we used:
Rockwool RS 45 1200mm x 600mm x 50mm
2 sheets of MDF 1200mm x 1200mm
Thin sheets of wood to cover the sides of drum riser
Screw Nails
First we laid the 2 sheets of rockwool side by side to cover an area of 1200mm x 1200mm
We then screwed the 2 sheet of MDF together and laid it on top of the rockwool.
To prevent Rockwool fibres from being kicked up and floating in the air, we nailed in thin sheets of wood to cover the sides of the drum riser.
This is done with the drum kit and drummer on the platform as Rockwool will compress a little when weight is applied, so it ensures that all the weight is supported on the Rockwool, not on the side sheets of wood.
We then bought some carpet from Ikea and cut it to size to cover the platform. Viola!