I found they are usually made from hinoki wood found in the mountains of Japan, but I'm guessing you can't get that around here. No finish, they are scrubbed with a brush.
I take the second group. I sanded, and varnished the outside using marine grade Spar varnish. Asians have known for thousands of years the benefits of sitting alone immersed in hot water.
GhostFist Posts: Date - newest first Date - oldest first. Web or Magazine Feedback. When the glue is set they final shape is done by carving and sanding followed by sealing the finnished shape.
It really is just a box ultimately, if there's any special considerations regarding seasoning or joinery I'm sure we can look it up and get this project off the ground. One tub of water is expected to clean everyone and it is filled off the tap unless you happen to build it near a natural hot spring.
Urethane over linseed oil 24 replies. Building a one-person hot tub. I am a Oregon woodworker who is also interested in making one of these.
I see that your ofuro is no longer listed on Ebay, but if you are still interested in selling it, I would love to talk to you about it. We do NOT expect our clients to keep water in their tubs after the bath is over.
My and my wife visited many country inns. They are not left full either. Is Western Red Cedar the stuff the make Lindal cedar homes with? Adirondack Chair - materials list?
Typical showers slope in two directions. Try to remember, did you ever take a tub all alone and not feel self-conscious and wasteful?