My first hammered dulcimer, with painting by Patricia Windrow. I built it with the bass strings on the left by accident, but it makes more sense to me to have them there, since pianos have them there. Pine top, walnut sides, maple pegblocks, walnut and tenpenny nail bridges.
Listen to it on Over the Waterfall (where it's a solo instrument) and The Original Dulcimer Song (where it supports the lap dulcimers).
Scroll down for my second hammered dulcimer.
My second hammered dulcimer, with soundhole-free soundboard to emulate that of a piano. It also has no back, like a piano.
By the way, the uniformity of web picture size clouds the fact that Niriel is much larger than Lórien. Compare the width of the deckboards under them.