The Dominican tambora has a body made up of wooden planks fixed together and arranged in a cylinder. At both ends, membranes or patches, usually made of goat skin, are fixed to the body through hoops made of a flexible wooden stick. The patches are tightened by rubber bands or strings to tighten a ring against another. Today also used modern metal tensors similar to those used in the tumbler.
This drum is 14 inches tall, with a 10.5-inch drumhead.