This tub was ordered by an architecture office based in HK for a residential project.
The size was modified from 1400mm to 1200mm and the material from hinoki to sawara cypress to obtain the best cost-performance.
Sawara is a japanese cypress, similar to hinoki but slightly more orangeish in color (hinoki is white/pink).
It is easy to work with and soft enough so that the metal straps can make a good grip.
Also, the length of the planks match a Sawara standard so the tub is reasonable with an excellent performance.
To use a Japanese expression, for a barrel type tub, Sawara is the “Right man in the right place”
The tub has a bench for 1/3 of the perimeter.
Here are the specs:
material: natural Japanese Sawara AB grade bathtub (knotless)
sizes: Dia 1200mm x H700 (ext. dim.) x D590mm (internal depth)
details: twisted stainless steel band. Iron brand at top-center
options: Sawara wood internal seat W285mm (1/3 of perimeter)
– Sawara wood lid with handles (2 pcs)
– Asnaro wood stool (330x220x300H)
– Sawara wood ladle with handle (180D 290H)
– Sawara wood large bucket（230D 120H）
– Hinoki wood floor mounted spout (photo here below)