Meinl Build Your Own Cajon Kit

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More and more hand percussionists are discovering the versatility, wide variety of sounds and the amazing playing experience that the cajon offers. Now, thanks to the new Meinl Cajon Kit, you can build and design your own custom cajon drum with minimal time and effort! Assembly is easy, fun and you don't need an engineering degree to pull it off.

The kit includes everything you need, including sturdy panels crafted of solid birch wood (betula) to ensure a clear, powerful and warm sound with all types of music, plus all the hardware. Easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the building process, eliminating all the guesswork so you spend less time constructing and more time playing on your new cajon.

Once assembly is complete, you can totally customize your new cajon to your liking by adding your own oil, lacquer, wax or paint (not included) to create a unique, one-of-a-kind look that matches your style and playing personality. Your band mates will be impressed with your new creation, and you'll be pounding out smooth rhythms and biting beats on in no time flat.

Need help getting started? Online Lesson, Cajon 101. Watch a preview:

The package Includes:

  • 2 side panels
  • 1 base panel
  • 1 top panel
  • 1 rear panel
  • 1 playing surface with MEINL logo)
  • 2 side battens
  • 1 base & 1 top batten
  • 1 securing batten for the snare
  • 1 snare
  • 4 rubber feet
  • Step-by-step assembly instructions in 7 languages
  • All assembly hardware
  • (Oil, lacquer, wax and paint not included)
  • Constructed Dimensions: 17-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 11-3/4"


NOTE: Returns will not be accepted for the Build Your Own Cajon kit due to the nature of this instrument.


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9 Reviews

  • Posted by jesse henceroth on 28th Jul 2014



    I was very satisfied with my orders from X8 drums. Everything arrived in very good condition. The only problem was my first order was 1 screw short, for the front panel of the cajon, but I had extra screws in the garage, so it all worked out. I will continue ordering from X8 drums for future needs.

  • Posted by Neil Johnson on 16th Jul 2014


    Great product, timely arrival

    I received my "Build your own cajon" kit very quickly, and I've had a lot of fun building it. Great product at a great price, and very timely delivery.

  • Posted by Lynn Arant on 16th Jul 2014


    Meinl Build Your Own Cajon Kit

    I was pleased overall with this product. The parts were all there. The wood was of a decent quality and the instructions were easy to follow. The instrument, when completed, had descent tonal quality. I bought this kit for my 20 year old son on his birthday. We were able to build this instrument together, which was a good experience for both of us. I might say that the prompt service of X8 Drums was top notch and I have already recommended your company to another drummer. The price was very friendly and I will continue to recommend your company go other musicians. Keep up the good work! Sincerely, Lynn Arant.

  • Posted by hillary jabu (Malaysia) on 14th Jul 2014


    Meinl Build Your Own Cajon Kit

    Thanks x8drums. I have received my cajon and I like it very much.

  • Posted by ann horner on 14th Jul 2014


    make your own cajon

    We are in the process of putting our cajon together. All is going well and we are quite pleased.

  • Posted by Boo on 11th Jul 2014


    great value and father son project

    The drum is beautiful and seems to be very sturdy. Assembly was simple and straight forward. A great family project.

  • Posted by Charles M on 11th Jul 2014


    Great fun

    So my daughter wanted drums for Christmas. We looked for the next cool thing and found this Cajon kit. We both like to build stuff and found this as a great adventure and end to the Christmas holidays. It was easy to build, only needed glue and many clamps to get it done quickly. The wood was high quality and cut to perfection enabling quick and easy construction.
    Thanks for the prompt delivery and the memories from building it together.
    She will enjoy playing and decorating it.

  • Posted by Frank McEntarffer on 10th Jul 2014



    Great project to do with my 2 grandsons.

  • Posted by Russ Mead on 10th Jul 2014


    Notes after building one

    I just finished building a cajon with my teen age nephew . I wanted to make this a one day project so used epoxy . Big mistake. It takes significant amount of time to assemble the sides and top and bottom. We had some alignment problems and the epoxy set before we could make it perfect. Use tight bond II rather than epoxy. The hole drill pattern did not work for us. We ended up filling in holes and redrilling.
    The snare sounded odd. We took it out.
    The good news is at the end of day we Had a great sounding cajon. With no snare the great tone of the cajon came through. We finished it with teak oil, looked great. Sounded even better than it looked. One advantage of using epoxy is that the box is rock solid. That could have added to the wonderful sound. We did use the upgraded sound board.