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Wooden Bath Tubs


Several of my friends have recently bought an apartment or are currently renovating their house. As we talk about furniture, appliances and other equipment for the interior, I start wondering what I would put into my house (if I ever own one that is...). Large windows that let in a lot of light are definitely a must. A modern kitchen, preferably with a cooking island, would be nice. And the bathroom. Well, I always thought I wanted a jacuzzi kind of bath tub and some modern shower. I changed my mind...

At work I received the task of looking through tons of websites for research purposes and that's what made me stumble upon this jewel carpentry somewhere between Bern and Geneva. What makes them special is that they make bathroom furniture from wood. Yes, bath tubs, sinks, shelves - it's all made from quality wood. And look at the shape of these things: round or oval bath tubs and rectangular sinks with hidden drains. Beautiful!
I imagine these wooden bath tubs could be beautiful for an outside bath. Just think of a cottage somewhere in the Swiss alps, fresh air, warm sun and a nice bath outside!

However, I was wondering if the wood wouldn't start to rot. It's water after all that you put in there. The carpentry advises to clean the wooden bath tub with water only and use their special treatment polish three times a year. No chemicals whatsoever should be used on the wood! Also, the water is supposed to stay warm longer thanks to the insulating qualities of wood...

Well, like I said in the beginning. IF I ever own a house or apartment big enough to house one of these tubs I will definitely consider buying one - even if they are somewhat expensive. Simply love the style!





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