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singapore rowhouse ofuro

Yes, we had two orders from Singapore in one month!
Do you know that is becoming very trendy to renovate a traditional Singapore row house (e.g. the Joo Chiat district) ?
Well, this elegantly proportioned soaking tub will be used in such a project and I am sure it will do its part in adding up originality and charm to the interior.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (with sharp corners detail)
Dimensions are: L1100mm x W710mm x H750mm (ext. dim.) 650mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a natural oil and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
There is also a matching hinoki wooden stool.
The layout was not 100% defined yet so we used completely knotless A grade hinoki on the 4 sides. This way the tub does not have a “back side” and can be orientated in any direction.

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The client was not keen on our standard rubber plug, so we supplied a spherical plug (option). The design is pleasant and it will fit the drain hole at any angle!

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round ofuro for singapore

Our client asked for a couple of quotations for different sizes and shapes.
But I had the feeling he would come back to the first choice: a stunning round soaking tub with circular bench. I imagine when installed it will look like a genuine professional spa!

Asnaro wood round tub AB-grade /with internal seat
Dimensions are: D1400mm x H700mm (ext. dim.) 590mm (deep) .
The straps are made of twisted stainless steel wire.
Accessories include a stool, ladle and a floor mounted spout.

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Let`s get closer… Can you imagine the overwhelming yet delicate scent when it is filled with hot water?

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You can alternate sitting on the tub bottom with periods sitting on the internal for resting and cooling down.

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In this case, a faucet is directly mounted inside the spout column for easy installation and simple maintenance.

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ofuro featured on interior design magazine

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First of all thanks again to the architect who commissioned us this hinoki bathtub, and congratulations for his superb architectural design quality!

I feel that the rough and natural feeling of the knotty wood complements perfectly the classy shine of the glass mosaic walls.

His work was featured in Interior Design Magazine, I recommend to see also the picture gallery for a full overview of the house.

ofuro for California

A simple and lovely tub for a new construction in California.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (quarter sawn)
Dimensions are: L1300mm x W750mm x H640mm (ext. dim.) 560mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
We also provided a stool and wooden bucket.
The iron-brand is applied on both sides in case of last minute plan changes…

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The inside of the tub is silky and warm. Maybe it is because of the japanese october`s notorious comfortable temperature and humidity, but I thought this is one of the smoother tubs we ever made… Seriously!

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ofuro for Massachussets

We dealt directly with the contractor for this project.
The ofuro will be installed in a niche, under a window.
As you can see towards the bottom of the page, we prepared a ledge to act as a filler and allow the tub to fit perfectly in the niche. The depth of the filler will need to be adjusted on site (with an electric plane or saw + plane) so we made it slightly larger.
The joints are made in such a way that water does not penetrate the joints.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (quarter sawn)
Dimensions are: L1220mm x W760mm x H760mm (ext. dim.) 630mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with copper plates.
We also provided a custom cover and wooden spout.

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The view from the back side. The dormers/feet are higher than usual, as per client`s request!



The ledge can be shimmed on site to match perfectly the sloped floor.

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spherical drain plug!

Yes, by popular demand we can now supply a spherical drain plug!
It is cool and can plug the drain socket in direction.
It should fit your 40A type drain fitting.

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The ball is in durable chemical rubber: after many years it may shrink slightly but will not ovalize.
The chain and ring are in stainless steel.
(as of 3.1.2014 there was a price increase from the maker.)

The price is:
9,000 JPY as an option for a new tub

or, in case you want to purchase the plug only, refer to the prices below and contact us by email.

(prices inclusive of packaging, EMS shipping charges and paypal transfer fee)
Asia: 11,400 JPY
Oceania, America: 12,000. JPY
EU: 12,200. JPY
South America, Africa: 12,400. JPY

installation of a hinoki tub in Tokyo

Here are some pictures of a hinoki tub installed in a house in Tokyo.
Note that the ledge contains the recirculation system valve (we DO NOT provide the system itself. In Japan most of the home use hot water heaters are equipped with this option.)

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After the wall is finished, the tub is placed.

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Note the cuts in the ledge to drain the water accumulating on the ledge.

hinoki slanted bathtubs in resort hotel

Few years ago we shipped a tub to Hawaii.
I remembered they were planning to finish the area around the tub with river stones.
Yesterday, a client was looking for a similar solution, so I tried to check the homepage to see if they had a picture of the tub installed.

And yes, there it is…

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Copyright of the picture by Four Seasons Resort.


You can find another idea of a tub buried in river stones here:

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Copyright of the picture by Zimbio

Stretch your legs outlet tub – sold out –

sorry, sold out!

Following the positive response we received for of our last outlet tub “Warm shoulders”, we decided to build a similar tub, just a little longer and wider.
This tub is slightly shallower than the previous one, anyway given it is longer and you can extend your legs it is perfect for enjoying a deep soak bath.

By saving some material on the tub depth, we are able to offer a larger tub than the previous one — at the same price !!! (*^_^*)

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Of course also this is spotless and brand new. We can offer at a discount price because we used material we had in stock without loss.

Here are the details:

size: L1350mm x W800mm x H590mm (external
dimensions) 505mm(depth)
quality: knotless natural Asnaro bathtub.

1) AB grade tub (quarter sawn) : 360,000. JPY
2) Packaging: 1550x1000x800 wood box: 40,000. JPY
3) Pick up and delivery to Tokyo port or Narita air port: 10,000 JPY

For the payment, we accept Credit cards thru PAYPAL or contact us for wire transfer information to our bank account in Japan.

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The tub has a minimalist design, is equipped with a copper apron and the joints are finished with wooden dowels.

Click here: (hot tub drawing) to download it in acrobat format.

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interior of the tub.

ofuro for a tribeca loft

In this case all the details were discussed with a local interior designer. They considered different options but eventually returned to the first idea: a simple, minimalist box with elegant golden-ratio proportion. The material is of course hinoki: noble, delicate and pure.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (quarter sawn)
Dimensions are: L1100mm x W700mm x H690mm (ext. dim.) 600mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
We also provided a custom bench, only 254mm deep to perfectly fit the bathroom space.

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The side view is even more elegant!

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The pristine interior. It looks even more welcoming when the tub is filled with steamy hot water…!

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