Custom tubs

asnaro tub for a Singapore terrace house

The client is renovating a two-story terrace house in Singapore and choose a japanese wooden bathtub for himself and his family.
We hope they can enjoy it everyday!
The tub has copper plates joints both at the front and back (option.)
Here are the main specs:
material: knotless asnaro wood (AB grade)
sizes: L1180mm x W750mm x H690mm (ext. dim.) 580mm(deep)
details: copper apron, copper plate joints. Iron brand at front top-right.
options: removable internal seat (W350mm)
accessories: Asnaro wood wall mounted spout A
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The drain fitting is not installed and we supplied it separately.
(standard-long type socket / rubber plug)
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The spout can be opened easily for maintenance and cleaning.
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fashionable hinoki in London

We made this beautiful hinoki tub for a famous fashion designer.

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The shape is very minimal, with L shaped corners. The wood is natural look knotty hinoki.
And here comes the stroke of genius of the architect: they supplied a polished brass drain plug. As you can see, the result is refined and bold, transgressive and classical at the same time.

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For an easier installation, we recessed the socket nut on the back of the tub to leave the threaded section as long as possible.

We also supplied a coupling ring to connect it to the drain pipe on site.

Here are the tub main information:
material: japanese Knotty (plank cut) Kiso Hinoki wood bathtub
size: L1400mm x W750mm x H680mm (ext. dim.) 580mm(deep)
details: 42mm thick boards, wooden dowels, apron w/ natural oil finish.
The ofuro is equipped with custom step stool in knotless hinoki wood, 450 x 220 x 400H

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The architect also asked us to apply the iron brand on the bottom. He wanted to keep the look as minimal as possible, but the brand is important, even if it is not visible.
We also supplied a custom stool, with a cut on top for an easier grab and to drain the left over water.

round tub for Long Island

This barrel type bathtub is so bold and well proportioned.I am dying to see the pictures of the actual installation!

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The ordering process was very smooth. We sent some wood samples for approval and the architect was happy with the “sawara cypress” refined tanned look. Anyway this wood is not suitable to build a duckboard, so the local carpenter will provide for it.

This tub is deeper than normal as the client is very tall.
Here are the specs:
material: japanese Knotless (quartersawn) Sawara cypress wood bathtub
size: Dia 1220mm x H958mm (external dimensions), 838mm(deep)
details: barrel construction, stainless steel bands.
The ofuro is equipped with an internal bench around half of the perimeter.

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The bench is also useful an aid to step inside.

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ofuro for london artist

We had the privilege to build this ofuro for a famous London based artist.
The tub is in asnaro wood and has a high base to conceal the drain.

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The ofuro is equipped with a removable internal seat.

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Here are the specs:

material: japanese Knotless (quartersawn) Asnaro wood bathtub

sizes: L1500mm x W750mm x H850mm (ext. dim.) 735mm(deep)

details: T-shape corner, wooden dowels, no top frame (t42mm planks) – sloped bottom
natural oil apron, Iron brand at front top-right

accessories include an Asnaro wood traditional cover 770x214x18 (7pcs) and Hinoki traditional stool (300x180x200H)

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a complex bathtub for california

The order was coordinated by a skilled architect.
It is always stimulating and challenging to work with designers.
In this case they wanted to achieve a sleek cantilevered bench in front of the tub, in a U shape. The details were very refined, some too much for my down-to-earth compliance-minded grumpy carpenter…
Anyway we could find a satisfactory solution for all the parts and the tub/options will be beautiful and durable at the same time.

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The tub has a wide top ledge and an apron. We prepared the blocking so that the apron planks can be mounted on site to match perfectly the tilework

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From the picture it is difficult to explain, but the bench board thickness will cover exactly the horizontal joint of the apron planks

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The back of the tub will be inset in the masonry ledge

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Inside the tub is a removable bench

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Some of the over 30 parts cut to size to build the bench in front and to the left of the tub.
Project specs:
* japanese Knotless (quartersawn) Hinoki wood bathtub
* L1680mm x W1225mm x H762mm (ext. dim.) 648mm(deep)
* L-shape corner , no top frame (t47mm planks) – flat bottom

ofuro for the south of France

It was particularly pleasant to deal with our client this time.
His questions were binary and the decision process was complex but progressive.
It took just 20 days for deciding the details, producing, confirming and getting the tub to the customs.

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material: Knotless Hinoki cypress wood
L900mm x W720mm x H720mm (ext. dim.) 610mm(deep)
glass coating @ apron, wooden dowels. Iron brand at top-right
The drain plug is replaced with a spherical type one.

accessories include:
* Hinoki wood traditional cover 740x225x18 (4pcs)
* Asnaro wood stool (330x220x300H)
* Sawara wood ladle with handle (180D 290H)

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Since the tub is going to a location far from Paris, the local shipping cost was quite expensive. I thought it would be nice to arrange a kind of “collective shipment” for all people on the Cote d`Azur interested in owning a japanese ofuro…

si quelqu’un est intéressé s’il vous plaît laissez-moi savoir!

cover for acrylic bathtub

We received the request from a japan lover who previously purchased from us some bath accessories to produce a cover to match his acrylic bathtub.

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The client supplied us a paper template and we could produce the matching tub split in 3 sections.

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The cover can be flipped over and used as a bench.

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thoughtful ofuro for australia

This client contacted us 2 years ago. He was concerned about wood imports to australia and he wanted to visit our warehouse on his next business trip to japan.
In the past he lived in japan so his japanese is very fluent and much more proper than mine, despite I have been here for 16 years now…
Anyway he come with his wife and saw the ofuros and the material live.
Than, as planned precisely 21 months after, as planned they mailed their order confirmation. What is more satisfactory than seeing every piece fitting in thoroughly conceived plan?

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material: Knotless Hinoki cypress wood
L1300mm x W800mm x H630mm (ext. dim.) 550mm(deep)
copper apron, wooden dowels. Iron brand at front top-right
option: over flow top cut

accessories include:
* Hinoki wood traditional cover 820x217x18 (6pcs)
* Asnaro wood stool (330x220x300H)
* Sawara wood small bucket (170D 300H)
* Sawara wood large bucket(230D 120H)
* Asnaro wood soap box (175x115x48H)

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A note for australians: yes, the customs are quite picky with the crate specs and required documentation about the wood used for the tub.
Anyway our forwarder knows their job and we provide the necessary paperwork so you do not have to worry about it.

kadomaru for israel

This is one of our staples, a “kadomaru” bathtub.

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material: Knotless Sawara cypress wood
sizes: L850mm x W630mm x 740mm (630mm deep)
stainless steel wire bands. Iron brand at front top-right

This type of tub ships by air in a cardboard box.
The cost changes from country to country but if you have a budget of 3200 to 3500 US$ (tub & shipping) this tub is perfect for you.
If you require it shallower we can adjust it without extra charges but if you need it longer or wider, than you will have to opt for a full order tub.

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> After one week the client sent us a kind line:
“I finally got around to opening the packaging of the Ofuro – it’s very beautiful. Thank you very much. Warm regards.”

ofuro with ledges for a japan-lover

This tub was attentively designed by the owner. He has been in Japan several times and supplied us with pictures and videos to explain the image he wanted to achieve.
We were also glad to help him finding some door hardware he is planning to import from japan.
For japanese interiors fans, let me also recommend you to visit the site of Sugatsune USA, (http://www.sugatsune.com) the american branch of the largest japanese construction hardware maker.

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The tub is in attentively selected straight grain hinoki. It will be installed raised on blocks to allow cleaning under the tub with a slim type mop. The gap will be hidden by the sunoko grating in front, which will also act as a low step to facilitate entering the tub.

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The tub will have built in ledges on the sides. We supplied the material, slightly longer than the room dimension so it can be cut to size on site.

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The tub was ordered with a spherical type drain plug (which confirms the clients` passion for details!)

Here are the specs:
material: japanese Knotless (quartersawn) Hinoki wood bathtub
sizes: L1370mm x W750mm x H690mm (ext. dim.) 580mm(deep)
design: copper apron, wooden dowels. Iron brand at front top-right

accessories:
Hinoki wood “Sunoko” floor grate panel,
laminated panels in hinoki wood for ledges
Kouya-maki stool (300x170x200H)
Sawara wood  large bucket(230D 120H)

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