Wooden hot tubs are an attractive alternative to the plastic tubs that have come to dominate the marketplace today. These traditionally styled tubs are built with wood that contains natural anti-bacterial oils. SeaOtter Woodworks build their tubs by hand with Western Red Cedar. They are one of the few companies in the U.S. making wooden hot tubs. They support sound forest management practices — much of the cedar is salvaged windfall and sustainably harvested by small family mills in the towns of Southeast Alaska.
The tubs can be heated by electricity, propane or wood heat. The wood heater is a “Chofu Fired Wood Heater” which is popular in Japan. This heater uses no electricity, has no pump and drives no jets. It heats water quietly by natural convection or “thermosiphon”. The heater is constructed with a stainless steel water jacket surrounding an airtight firebox.
Prices range from: $1800-$4400, quite is quite reasonable for a hot tub in today’s market. Almost Heaven and Snorkle make similar tubs. See also Robert’s Hot Tubs.
Home Page: SeaOtter Woodworks
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