Custom tubs

twin tubs for NY

As in the title, we were requested to produce two tubs with accessories.

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Asnaro wood tub AB grade
Dimensions are: L1300mm x W750mm x H640 mm (ext. dim.) 560mm (deep)
The tubs are equipped with a stool a bucket in coordinated asnaro wood.

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Inside this tub all you can touch is warm wood and soothing water…!

tubs and accessories for a singapore spa

UPDATE: by popular demand, here is the information to reach the spa in Singapore where our tubs are located and give it a try!

IKEDA SPA – website: http://www.ikedaspa.com/treatments/signature
The big hinoki + small hinoki are at Clarke Quay outlet
The small hinoki is at Bukit Timah outlet
You can also contact IKEDA SPA and ask for their Onsen Hinoki Bath


This time we received the order from a commercial spa.
Apparently, the client was following us and our activity on the homepage for few years and since their are opening a new branch, contacted us for the supply of 3 mid size tubs (suitable for 2 people) and one large tub for 6 people.

We supplied different quotations and updated the proposal according to the design and layout changes that were coordinated between the client and his architect. As the date of the installation was nearing, we did not have the approved drawings…
Of course, important decisions should not be rushed. On the other end from our side, while waiting for a 100% satisfactory layout, we started to assort the material for the job.
We obtained the OK and since we worked also during the holiday period, we managed to ship about 10 days before schedule after all..!

After a long day of work in this cold season, washing away the sweat and fatigue in a steamy soaking tub is one of the best pleasures on earth!

2 person Hinoki wood AB grade tub (3 pieces)
Dimensions are: L1400mm x W1200mm x H558mm (ext. dim.) 471mm (deep)

6 person Hinoki wood AB grade tub (1 piece)
Dimensions are: L2400mm x W1700mm x H570mm (ext. dim.) 483mm (deep)

4 spouts in AB grade hinoki and
Wainscoting in knotty hinoki planks (L2000 x W105 x t12mm)

barrel type ofuro for England

This tub was shipped to England, it is expected to arrive on december 24th.
I hope it will make a nice Christmas present!

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Asnaro wood tub AB grade – barrel type
Dimensions are: L1200mm x W630mm
The tub is equipped with lid, spout and bathroom accessories

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Custom shape spout:

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Tub from the back side:

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And here is the pristine interior of the tub. Of course there is no paint or coating. The shine is the product of the perfect work of the hand plane only!

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happy-end in switzerland

About 3 years ago, we received an information request from a swiss gentleman.
He was designing his home and supplied us beautiful drawings and renderings of a japanese style bathroom.
Than, last year we received the request for a quotation of an alternative shape.
Finally, this summer we provided a quotation for this barrel type ofuro … and it was love at first sight! A kadomaru tub offers the original japanese bath experience with an excellent cost-performance balance.

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Kadomaru type, sawara wood tub AB grade (knotless)

Dimensions are: L930mm x W630mm x H740 mm (ext. dim.) 640mm (deep)
The tub is equipped with cover in 2 halves
The tub is compact and light, so we could use a reinforced cardboard to package it to reduce the boxing cost and shipping weight.
I am sure the ofuro found a loving host family and that the story had a happy-end!

Do it again Sam – ofuro in Toronto

This client, looking for a tub for his home renovation in Canada, found our “Stretch your legs” asnaro tub featured in our outlet corner. Well, the tub was already sold out but we offered to make a new one at the same price!

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Asnaro wood tub AB grade (quarter sawn)
Dimensions are: L1350mm x W800mm x H635mm (ext. dim.) 550mm (deep)
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.

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Accessories include a wooden bucket and 16m2 of wainscoting in hinoki knotless planks L2000mm x W105 x t12mm

Hinoki Ofuro for Upstate NY

It sounds like a sweet match: a cabin in the Adirondack mountains and a japanese
soaking tub…
According to the client, the bathroom will have a traditional Japanese washing station and the tub will be free standing with water able to spill over all 4 sides.
We first made a quotation for this project about 6 months before and were pleased to be contacted again, as the sitework is progressing and reaching its final stages..

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (quartersawn) / L shaped corners
Dimensions are: L1400mm x W750mm x H640mm (ext. dim.) 550mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with natural oil and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
Accessories include an internal removable seat and traditional wood cover.

The corner joint is made in such a way that the water cannot reach the head of the planks (cut perpendicular to the wood veins) which is more vulnerable to water.

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And here is the detail of the cover planks.

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elegant ofuro for Rome

This tub will be employed in an apartment renovation in Rome. I saw the pictures of the present typical western style bathroom and I am looking forward to the metamorphosis into a clean design japanese wet room.
The client also took in consideration a deeper tub, but finally opted for the classic module for this size tubs: 2 shaku (about 2 feet or 60cm)

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (straight cut)
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.
Accessories include a sunoko floor grating and japanese wooden bucket&stool

The tub has an internal bench and to offer the possibility to orient it left or right, the iron brand was applied on both front and back.

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Photos of the interior, smooth as a baby`s cheek…

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You can even see the drain fitting reflected in the polished wood of the interior walls!

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hinoki bathroom unit for Catskill

This is as close as you can get to a real all-hinoki japanese wet room.
The ofuro is on the end wall in front of a large window, I assume the window is offering a stunnning view.
The tub has 2 ledges to fit seamlessly in the wall and a large 4-panels duckboard floor.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (straight cut)
Dimensions are: L1400mm x W750mm x H640mm (ext. dim.) 565mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
Accessories include custom built in ledges, traditional wood cover, full room floor grating panels, spout bathroom accessories (soap box, stools, buckets).

Here is the detail of the spout. The lid is removable for maintenance/cleaning.

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The corner joint is made in such a way that the water cannot reach the head of the planks (cut perpendicular to the wood veins) which is more vulnerable to water.

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And here is the detail of the joint construction.

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It is a bit difficult to guess from this photo, but we also made a coordinated hinoki sink. Please remember not to use soap, unless you want to urethane coat it…

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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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