Custom tubs

asnaro tub for Australia

Japanese tub

A compact but well proportioned Asnaro wood tub, quater sawn.
Sizes are as follows: L1100mm x W700mm x H700mm (ext. dim.) 620mm (deep)
The apron is finished with natural oil and the joints are realized with wood dowels for a simple, natural look.
The tub is also equipped with a cover conveniently split in two halves.

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Knotty hinoki tub for Venice-CA

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Knotty Hinoki bathtub.
The sizes are: L1320mm x W685mm x H660mm (ext. dim.) 546mm (deep)
The tub has a very simple, elegant shape with slanted short sides.
We hope that the tub will match the client`s expectations and will provide a sensorial background for his unforgettable memories of japanese hot springs…!

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Asnaro tub for Suisse

Japanese tub

Knotless natural Asnaro bathtub.
The sizes are: L1314mm x W884mm x H730mm (ext. dim.)
The tub is equipped with a traditional cover and bath accessories.

We kept in touch with the client for about a year …Yes, sometimes takes time to find the best solution, don`t be afraid to consult with us from the first stages of your project.

Anyway there is another note that we will not easily forget: the tub was ordered with the bottom plank edge to be treated with natural oil. Due to a misunderstanding with the carpenter, he built it with the copper apron! … woops …

Luckily we could solve the situation with a luxury detail: we removed the copper and planed the edge to completely remove the indents of the nails. Then we inlayed a base molding and treated it with natural oil. It is a lot of work but it was worth it: the base molding hides the joints of the bottom plank and its exposed face is naturally resistant to water being the wood grain parallel to the cut.

As the proverb says, Every cloud has a silver lining!

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asnaro tub for Belgium


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Knotless natural Asnaro bathtub.
This tub is going to be used in a therapeutical facility.
The sizes are: L1200mm x W900mm x H750mm (ext. dim.) 680mm(deep)
As it is very wide, it can be used also by two people facing eachother while fitting in a compact space. It is finished with copper apron, wood dowels and -yes- it a has a very nice top frame as anticipated in our blog.

The tub is also equipped with a tub cover and a step-bench.

Here is the tub with its cover (traditional type in separated planks.) Note that the color of the planks appears different but this is accentuated by the effect of the flash.

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The tub is equipped with a cut to redirect the water overflow towards an existing shower. We are also providing a matching piece of wood to close this gap while the tub is covered.

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Asnaro tub for California

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Knotless natural Asnaro bathtub.
What is striking at first sight is the well proportioned, light design.
This is achieved thanks to the use of thick wall planks: 44mm (compared to normal 33mm).
This allows to avoid the top frame border while providinf a very versatile size: L1400mm x W810mm x H635mm (external dimensions) 555mm(depth).

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This tub was offered in our outlet and the client asked us to customize it with an internal seat. The other accessories are made with the same asnaro wood.

Hinoki tub for Hawaii

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This tub was built for a resort villa in hawaii.
It is going to be installed in ground and was built with slanted sides so that the top 20cm will be visible with its elegant proportions and angle.
The external sizes are L1956mm x W812mm x H730mm and are realized with extra thick planks to allow the sharp corner detail (without skirt)

Asnaro tubs for the Caribbeans

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These 2 tubs were built for a resort project in the caribbean.
The sizes are very generous (1802 x 855 x 732 mm depth) and are realized with fine knotless asnaro wood. The tubs are equipped with an internal seat which is removable.
The set is completed with a step/bench and a narrow pitched marine style duckboard.


For this project we implemented a detail that is often requested: a western style overflow drain (See pictures below.) Until now we always recommended alternative solutions because there are no standard fittings that mount on the (thick) board of a wooden tub.
Also, normal overflow pipes are small and provoke a suction noise which disrupt the atmospere of a relaxing jpanaee bath!
But now we have a satisfactory solution both from the aesthetic and functional point of wiew. Feel free to ask in detail.

round tubs for Hakone

These large round tubs were made for a hot spring luxury hotel near Mt. Fuji.
They are so beautiful to look at that I could stay here staring for hours…
Can you imagine how would it be to take a hot bath inside?

Just for your information, round tubs of this size go for 16,000 + per piece, without transportation cost…
On the other end, how much is our physical and mental health worth?
We do not have statistical data but it is known that a relaxing bath a day improves almost all body functions and extend life-span. Additionally it is also believed to improve relations and productivity.

This may be the reasons that made a client comment “In this time of financial uncertainty, a japanese tub is actually the best investment I made. Under all points of view.”

hinoki tub for Sidney

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The client come to japan to search and collect construction materials for her new house.
We were glad also to introduce her a tatami maker and bamboo weaver in Kyoto.
It is a pleasure to deal with lovers of beutiful things and to help traditional craftsmen at the same time!
We were commissioned this generously sized tub for two to be mounted free standing in the center of a bathroom which also includes a shower box.

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asnaro tub for Tribeca

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More than being just a tub these project was about building prefinished asnaro parts for a masterly conceived bathroom in wood and marble. Everything was designed with care for the detail while aiming at the balance of the composition.

When good design and quality craft meet, something wonderful sees the light.

There is a bench with marble base and a asnaro wood grate for the seat.
Then there is a step in asnaro to integrate in front of the alcove containing the tub.
Two doors close the tub alcove and as they open insidewards, you will be surrounded by wood while you enjoy the soak…

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The tub is a roomy L2082mm x W1041mm x H965mm with two inner seats.(see photo below!). It is built to integrate in a niche and to create a ledge flush with the two asnaro doors. We evaluated different options, finally decided to build the tub and the ledge in one piece. In this way it is solid and there is no worry about assembly on site. Dimensions were checked accurately; then should an adjustment should be necessary, it is easy to shorten the ledge on the back or the side. If you can use a circular saw, you can do it.

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Here it is! the mellow, peaceful, relaxing, feeling of being inside an asnaro tub… I wish we could start filling it up with hot water!

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