Drumstick components product - Champeau The Harwood Company

For more than 20 years, Champeau has been supplying quality components to musical instrument makers. From timber selection to milling, we’ve worked tirelessly throughout the years to better streamline our operations. All of these improvements have contributed to the creation of our exclusive VacuBright™ process.

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Standard sizes


  • 5/8″ (16 mm)

  • 3/4″ (19 mm)

  • 7/8″ (22 mm)
  • 1″ (25 mm)
  • 1 1/4″ (32 mm)


  • 16 1/2″ (419 mm) to 20″ (508 mm)

Dowels may have minor flats. Other diameters & lenghts can be evaluated upon request.

The following factors contribute
in making the VacuBright™ process so unique

  • Hard maple of the highest quality. Canadian hard rock maple is renowned for its slow growth and high density. Our mill’s proximity to forests reduces the time between harvest and processing, thereby preserving the quality of the fiber.

  • Double-taper primary sawing. This technology allows for alignment with the natural grain of the wood. Only straight-grained white boards are selected for these components.

  • Pre-drying in a controlled environment. Protects and preserves freshly-cut lumber, reducing defects caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and other elements.

  • Vacuum drying. This unique process reduces oxidation, preserves the natural color of the wood fiber, and delivers an impressive whiteness, while providing unequalled straightness and stability.

  • 28 criteria for wood component cutting. These include fiber straightness, color, in addition to many other natural characteristics of hardwood.

  • Classification according to Champeau’s quality standards. Specially adapted to the industry, our quality classification was developed specifically to meet the technical and economic needs of the market.

VacuBright certifies manufacturers of musical instruments the highest quality components in the industry


I have been dealing with Champeau for over 20 years and greatly appreciate the excellent quality of the product & service they provide.

Manoo Mahmoodi, Art For Everyday

Thank you for providing us with an excellent product to make our product the best !

Cindy Lair, Schacht Spindle

The quality of the squares and milling were absolutely first class! Thank you so much!

Robert Neudorfer, Neudorfer

It is easy for me to recommend Champeau to any business who is wanting a true working partner. We all want that in life or business – one who is going to commit to try understand their business, processes, and any special requirements then deliver quality. This is only tested when you enter into a relationship with trust and commitment on both sides. I have started this working relationship with Champeau and am completely confident that it is a part of my growing success and one I am happy to recommend to anyone looking for the same. Their mission statement is spot on!

Andrew Glazebrook, Fine Woodturning

I’d like to thank everyone at Champeau for your excellent products and service. The quality of the hard maple lumber you provide my business is the best I’ve ever seen. It’s always a pleasure working with you friendly employees. They make sure my orders are correct and delivered in a timely manner. Again, thank you for making my job easier.

Keith Clark, Dubuque Clamp Works