Wooden Bathtubs

Not the wooden tub of yesterday…

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Handmade mahogany tongue and groove tub, coated with epoxy and marine polyurethane… But built in Maine, hopefully from FSC certified wood. bath-in-wood.com

Are wooden bathtubs environmentally positive? If you grew the bamboo or cedar in your backyard and then made it yourself—definitely! These examples might not be the greenest and they cost a pretty penny, but it must feel wonderful to bathe in wood. In the past bathtubs were made of wood, marble or ceramic tile. Cast-iron tubs came into fashion starting in the 1880s, then enamel over steel…now bathtubs are mostly formed acrylic, fiberglass, or porcelain, on steel. Wood holds the heat longer than other tub material. Unfinished wood tubs must be used regularly or kept partially filled with a bit of water to prevent them from drying out and warping or shrinking.

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Bagno Sasso Ocean Circle All tubs in the OCEAN range are crafted by hand and can be made out of numerous different types of wood. bagnosasso.com

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Wooden bathtub made of solid larch – for sale on etsy for $5,280.

 

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This one is a bit more reasonable and sells on Amazon for $1549.

 

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Bagno Sasso Wood Line Rectangular bathtubs in waterproof birch plywood with light, medium, dark oak veneer or teak. bagnosasso.com

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Bagno Sasso Ocean Shell All tubs in the OCEAN range are crafted by hand and can be made out of numerous types of wood. bagnosasso.com

 

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Niewendick Bamboo Tub by Moso moso-bamboo.com

 

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Bagno Sasso Wave Diamond model- wood and glass. Their wood is finished with ‘selected technology from Formula 1.’ That doesn’t sound green. bagnosasso.com

 

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E Legno Italy Cedarwood Sun Tub e-legnogroup.it

Modern Soaking Walk-in Handcrafted Wood Bathtub

At $24,000 this tub from Houzz costs more than most bathrooms but it’s so beautiful.

 

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This Burmese teak tub will make you feel like you’re sailing in a ship (that happens to be filled with hot water). Available directly on Amazon but it’s $18,000.

 

The same seller, Bubinga Wood Design, builds this beautiful cherry wood tub as well:

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For an unfinished, raw wood experience: These tubs are made of Japanese hinoki wood, which is one of the best woods for this purpose. Hinoki is a Japanese cypress tree. The hinoki wood is never urethane coated in order to allow the wood pores to breath and release aromatic oils. Option to finish the sides facing the walls (outside face only) or the bottom with a natural clear oil. Japanese tubs called Ofuro are deep enough for the bather to immerse the body up to the neck when sitting. Designed by an italian architect living in Japan since 1998. Imported. bartokdesign.com

 

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Wooden Bathtub Via: feefeern.wordpress

 

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Chinese, raw wood tubs. Cedar, oak, teak tubs, many designs, or design your own. No finish. Imported from China. chinastonesinks.com

Here's a mahogany tub that is designed to fit into a traditional 60" tub space. The seller on etsy has this to say: The tub is built by hand IN THE USA and then sealed with a transparent fiberglass cloth. The wood never actually gets wet and NO splinters. Surface feels smooth just like a regular bathtub. No extra care. Use regular mild detergent for cleaning. I will warranty this tub for 5 years. Because of the coating, my tubs are the only wooden bathtubs that meet all standards for ANSI and ASME building codes in the U.S. They are considered, "A fiberglass tub with a solid wood core."

Here’s a mahogany tub that is designed to fit into a traditional 60″ tub space. The seller on etsy has this to say:
“The tub is built by hand IN THE USA and then sealed with a transparent fiberglass cloth. The wood never actually gets wet and NO splinters. Surface feels smooth just like a regular bathtub. No extra care. Use regular mild detergent for cleaning. I will warranty this tub for 5 years. Because of the coating, my tubs are the only wooden bathtubs that meet all standards for ANSI and ASME building codes in the U.S. They are considered, “A fiberglass tub with a solid wood core.”

 

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BathBoat by Wieki Somers – available through Galerie Kreo, Paris. galeriekreo.com

A hickory wood tub from etsy seller Driftwood Tubs

A hickory wood tub from etsy seller Driftwood Tubs

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Wine Barrel Tub

Build Your Own Wooden Tub?

Contract a local (very trustworthy and experienced) carpenter.

Cedar is one of the best woods for a tub, but there are many others listed on this page that would perform well.

In some areas of the U.S. wooden tubs might be against code- check your local building laws.

This etsy seller, Driftwood Tubs, shows the laminate process that goes over their wood tubs:

Fiberglass layers to seal a wood tub

Fiberglass layers to seal a wood tub

Here is the pine wood tub from that same etsy listing:

Pine wood bath tub from etsy seller Driftwood Tubs.

Pine wood bath tub from etsy seller Driftwood Tubs.

Outdoor Wooden Tubs

Plenty of these out there and we should do another post on them in the future, but here are a couple of places to find them:

Better Hot Tubs. Good selection of outdoor cedar hot tubs. Good prices. Company in Colorado, but inquire as to where tub is made.

Amazon. Has a number of sellers like this cedar tub and this Japanese soaking tub:

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Japanese soaking tub on Amazon.

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Author: keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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1

Woud you please add our wooden bathtubs into the list? Our wooden bathtubs are just beautiful & luxury! And much different than the above,Thanks! http://www.dintin.com/bathtubs/wood-bathtubs.html

2

Hey How are you doing. I am looking for a wood tub. Would you sent me some information.

Thank you.

Ben

3

Could you send me the blueprints on how to build a bathtub like these?

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I love that Bamboo bathtubs!

We produce that bamboo soaking bathtubs, bamboo massage bathtubs, more pictures here, http://www.yuanshan.cc .

Or MSN bambootub@hotmail.com

5

Hello, can i get all bathtubs in list with prices ?

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Sorry, we do not sell these. So do not know prices.

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Hi

Im looking for a cedar wooden bathtub,

Can you qoute me the price & mail it to me? i might be ordering a large sum of tub maximum of 20 pieces.

But please do quote me by 1 qty first.

Thanks

Nadia

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Hi Nadia,

IG does not sell anything - just blogs about things. Please write to the company that makes the tub you are interested in. Thanks...

9

Beautiful collection of bathtubs! I can also recommend these very unique bathtubs shaped as sea vessels:

bubinga-wood-design.com

would be great if you guys can add it to your list.

I own one and it's absolutely fantastic!

Thanks..

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NK Woodworking

Visit:

www.HardwoodBath.com

or

www.NKwoodworking.com

Handcrafted in Seattle, WA

Options include: Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Big Leaf Maple

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Isaiaria Moreland

I am a senior who want to live good economically. I love living green, bamboo strong , cedar wood resistance plus cob homes economically low maintences home that will last for decades. Growing your own food, spinning, knitting, sewing, canning , and herbing. Trying to get there as soon as last child go her way. Yea! 🙂

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hi,

we are looking for wooden bathtub in mumbai india, could you send us the price.

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Swedish families actually prefer to use a wood fired hot tub. This is a special spa also with rainy or sunny weather or in wintertime! Check it out http://www.badtunnaexpert.se

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do you ship to Canada ?