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16.06.2015, admin  
Category: Home Woodworking Projects

Continuing my work on the "earth, air, fire & water" theme in our "back forty" out in our summer place in Springs, NY (see yurt raising here), I just (this weekend) finally finished getting the super cool, new wood stove powered hot tub ready for use. While the actual assembly is fairly quick (4-5 hours), waiting for the wood to swell and hold all the water takes FOREVER, but it's an amazing process to witness.
This tub is the second one I've helped to put together and while it's definitely a luxury, it's a wonderfully rustic one that preserves your sense of the elements and the outdoors without mechanical distraction. After unpacking everything, you want to assemble and set the base of the tub in the place you want it and where it will stay nice and level.
Just like wood barrels that hold wine, a cedar hot tub is basically an open barrel which is going to hold water once all your cedar staves are moist, expanded and pressing firmly together. This is the easy part as the chofu wood stove attaches very easily to the side of your tub.


As you begin to add water you will notice very quickly that most of it is flowing out the sides of your tub. Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy.
The tub is from Sea Otter Woodworks up in Alaska and took about three weeks to arrive in a big box.
The tub is very heavy when filled with water, so you want to be sure to put it on a stone, brick or cinderblock surface. They don't get screwed or glued into place, and it takes some patience to set them all around the tub without having them fall over (which they want to do when you get to the end and the fit gets tight). Your "dry" tub is now ready to have the benches inserted, the stove attached and to start the moistening process.


Sea Otter makes many different sizes and shapes of cedar hot tubs, in addition to indoor Japanese ofuro tubs, but I personally like this medium size eliptical shape with the chofu wood stove. You DO have to start your fire early in order to heat up your tub (10 degrees every hour of stove time) and keep tending it, but the payoff is a silent, wood crackling experience as the heated water naturally pulls the colder water into the stove and pushes up and in the hot water back to you.
While it may take days and days of filling and draining, the tub does swell and all those holes will soon disappear.



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