This page explores our Clap Stick production process. To shop our current inventory, visit the “Available Products” page.
We source the hardwood timber we use to create our Clap Sticks from the diverse landscapes and climatic zones of Texas: riverine forests of the Hill Country, groves and motts pocketed across the Blackland Prairies, and from the thorn-crowned brush country of South Texas. Dedicated to principals that uphold the value of natural sanctity, we do not actively source our timber from living trees. We visit properties across Texas — following violent storms and high winds — to collect fallen trunks and downed limbs. We also accept timber from property owners who remove trees that would otherwise be discarded or burned.
Inspired by Yolngu Aboriginal bilma, we seek out the densest and most stable hardwoods available in Texas for use in Clap Stick production, particularly those Texas hardwood species that are impact resistant and produce clear, loud metallic sounds when struck. We prefer the following species:
- Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano)
- Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)
- Texas Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera)
- Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)
Explore the image gallery below to learn more about our Clap Stick production process:
Though our finishes are impact and blemish resistant, we encourage our clients to follow our suggestions for protecting and maintaining your clap sticks. To learn more about clap stick production, please visit our Resources page and explore our Blog articles.