What makes a superior solid shell?
The foremost quality a solid shell must have is stability. While any solid shell will be affected by the climate to some degree, it must move in a symmetrical fashion, not releasing tension and turning into an oval. DF solids - stable for the long haul.
Solid shells must be dimensionally accurate. We measure this by critically maintaining the consistent thickness of the shell walls, and make sure the walls are parallel all the way around the shell. Our CNC machining process enables us to do this through computer controlled consistency.
Who cares about all that if the shell doesn't look great? We sort through thousands of board feet to find the best figuring available for the specific species we are searching for. All the sample pictures of the shells represent a typical degree of shell figuring, not just the best one we've ever made.
Before ordering, please be sure to READ the information in the additional tabs above. There is important information that will answer many of the questions you have. Other exotic wood shells may be available - please contact us for a quote. Exotic wood shells are significantly more costly than domestic hardwoods, and the availability is subject to wood availability and our production schedule.
All shells are made to order and require 100% payment in advance.