Cases are made from attractive woods such as Beech and Walnut. The tops and bases are made from veneered plywood or MDF making them strong and light. The linings are goat skin suede or velvet. Where it is used the leather covering a case is fine, individually selected, goat skin.
Cases are usually bespoke in order to meet personal requirements. For modern flutes the blocks that support the flute are also covered with suede and will be made to fit the flute accurately.