ofuro for Cape Town -2- start work

Continues from a previous post. Open the blog about “choosing the lumber” in a separate window.

We have been contacted by a private client in South Africa about 3 years ago.
He was going to build a new house overlooking the sea and wanted a japanese bathtub.
Apparently it took more than expected for the permits and to start construction but he got back to us and placed the order. We have a comfortable time frame but since we will ship by ocean freight we started construction:
First the planks are planed

Then the material to compose the side walls is selected also considering the grain direction (both to avoid warping and for the aesthetic balance)

Then thru-holes are opened in the sections of the planks

and the different parts are composed together with the aid of wood dowels and waterproof glue (only on the matching sections)

The laminated side walls are pressed and left to rest for few days to dry and stabilize

<will continue…>